Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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 to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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