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

March 10, 2004

Sport Clam season opened at Potlatch State Park, Potlatch East and Potlatch DNR Tidelands

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Potlatch State Park, Potlatch East, and Potlatch DNR Tidelands is opened April 1, 2004 through June 15, 2004.

Effective date: April 1, 2004 through June 15, 2004.

Species affected: All clams, except razor clams.

Location: Potlatch State Park, Potlatch East and Potlatch DNR Tidelands in Mason County.

Reason for action: All three Potlatch beaches were closed to sport clam harvest in 2003 to compensate for over-harvest in 2002 and a reduced clam population. Surveys indicate an increased clam population, which will allow these beaches to re-open for recreational clam digging April 1.

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