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

September 5, 2017

Sport clam and oyster seasons on public tidelands

Action: The sport clam and oyster fishing seasons will be open or closed for the three public beaches identified below, based on results from population, harvest and effort assessments.

Effective Dates: Sept. 1, 2017 until further notice

Species affected: All clams and oysters

Locations: Fort Flagler State Park, Indian Island County Park/Lagoon Beach, and Port Gamble Heritage Park Tidelands.

Reason for action: Clam and oyster biomass at Fort Flagler State Park, Indian Island County Park/Lagoon Beach and Port Gamble Heritage Park Tidelands will support longer seasons.

Other information: The following are the proposed openings and closings for the identified beaches:

Fort Flagler State Park: Open until further notice.

Indian Island County Park/Lagoon Beach: Open through Sept. 30 only.

Port Gamble Heritage Park Tidelands: Open until further notice.

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

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license. Fishing regulations are subject to change, check the current shellfish section of the WDFW webpage at http: //wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish for details on shellfish seasons and regulations.

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.