Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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December 23, 2014

Sport clam and oyster season delayed at Fort Flagler State Park

Action: The sport clam and oyster fishing season will open on May 15, 2015, until further notice.

Effective date: Fort Flagler State Park: May 15 until further notice.

Species affected: All clams and oysters.

Location: Fort Flagler State Park. This beach is located in Jefferson County near Port Townsend.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population on this beach decreased, and the state share of clams was overharvested in 2014, requiring a shorter season in 2015.

Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Port Townsend Field Office, (360) 302-3030, ext. 313.

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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