Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

February 13, 2013

Sport clam season shortened at Dosewallips State Park

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Dosewallips State Park will open on April 1, 2013.

Effective date: Dosewallips State Park: April 1 through August 15, 2013.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Dosewallips State Park, in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach. This beach is located in Jefferson County near Brinnon.

Reason for action: Recreational effort increased significantly in 2012, and the state clam share was overharvested, requiring WDFW to shorten the season by 3 1/2 months in 2013. Oysters remain open year-round on this beach.

Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 796-4601, ext. 234.

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