Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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