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

February 6, 2014

Sport clam season closed at Point Whitney Tidelands

Action: Closes the sport clam fishing season.

Effective date: Closed until further notice.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Point Whitney (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon). This beach is located in Jefferson County, near Brinnon.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population on this small beach has decreased, requiring a closure in 2014. The Point Whitney Lagoon, located behind the cyclone fence, remains open for clamming through March 15. Oyster season on this beach remains open January 1 through June 30.

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

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate