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

April 17, 2015

Sport clam and oyster seasons set to open at North Bay

Action: Opens the sport clam and oyster season at state-owned oyster reserves of North Bay (Case Inlet).

Effective date: May 1 through May 31, 2015.

Species affected: All clams and oysters.

Location: The Oyster Reserves of North Bay are located near the terminus of Case Inlet near Allyn in Mason County.

Reason for action: The Oyster Reserves of North Bay (Case Inlet) are subject to a Settlement Agreement before the State Shoreline Hearings Board (SHB No. 13-022) that limits the clam season on the beach to the months of May and September for 2015 and 2016. The oyster seasons on these beaches coincide with the clam seasons.

Information contact: Camille Speck, Port Townsend District 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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