Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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December 31, 2002

Sport oyster season modified at Point Whitney Tidelands

Actions: The 2003 sport oyster fishing season on the Point Whitney Tidelands, originally scheduled for April 1 to December 31, has been changed to January 1 to December 31.

Effective Date: January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003.

Species affected: Oysters.

Location: Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon).

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the oyster population at Point Whitney Tidelands has increased and will support a year-round season in 2003.

Contact: Alex Bradbury, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 586-1498, ext. 208.

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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