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

September 12, 2017

Sport clam and oyster seasons to close on Duckabush beach

Action: The sport clam and oyster fishing season on Duckabush beach will be closed based on a classification change by the Washington Department of Health.

Effective dates: Sept. 13, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2017

Species affected: All clams and oysters

Location: Duckabush

Reason for action: A comprehensive review of pollution conditions and marine water quality data has prompted the Department of Health to change its classification for Duckabush. The beach will be classified as "Conditionally Open," with an annual harvest closure from May 1 through Oct. 31 each year.

Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Port Townsend 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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