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

January 30, 2018

Sport clam season extended on Point Whitney Tidelands

Action: The sport clam season will be extended on this public beach based on results from population, harvest and effort assessments.

Effective dates: Immediately through April 30, 2018.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Point Whitney Tidelands, located in Jefferson County on the west side of Hood Canal near Brinnon.

Reason for action: Surveys at Point Whitney Tidelands indicate that the clam population has increased, allowing for a longer season. The clam season at Point Whitney Tidelands runs concurrently with the clam season at Point Whitney Lagoon (Jan. 1 through April 30).

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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