Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

November 30, 2016

Drayton West sport clam and oyster season to open year-round

Action: The sport clam and oyster season at Drayton West (Whatcom County) will be open year-round, beginning Dec. 1, 2016.

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

Species affected: All clams and oysters.

Location: Drayton West

Reason for action: Surveys by the Department of Health indicate the water quality at Drayton West is sufficient to allow a year-round opening and eliminate seasonal closures.

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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