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

January 3, 2014

Sport clam and oyster season opens at Fort Flagler State Park

Action: Opens the sport clam and oyster season.

Effective date: Immediately through April 15, and May 15 through Dec. 31, 2014.

Species affected: All clams and oysters.

Location: Fort Flagler State Park. This beach is located in Jefferson County near Port Townsend.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population on this beach can support a longer season in 2014. The split season avoids the one-month seaweed season at Fort Flagler; having a concurrent clam and seaweed season would complicate enforcement and monitoring of the clam fishery.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, WDFW Port Townsend Field Office, (360) 302-3030, ext. 302.

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