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

December 18, 2015

Changes in sport oyster seasons on public tidelands

Action: Two sport oyster fishing seasons will be adjusted to coincide with the clam seasons on those beaches

Effective Dates: Jan. 1, 2016 until further notice.

Species affected: Oysters


Freeland County Park: Open March 1 through May 15.

Reason for action: The oyster season at Freeland County Park coincide with the clam season on this beache.

Other information: Check the current shellfish section of the WDFW webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish for details on shellfish seasons and regulations.

Information Contact: Philippa Kohn, WDFW Port Townsend Office, (360) 302-3030 ext. 302.

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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