Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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February 1, 2019

Sport clam season closes at Dosewallips State Park

Action: Closes sport clam harvest at Dosewallips State Park.

Effective date: Feb. 4, 2019 until further notice.

Species affected: All clams and mussels.

Location: Dosewallips State Park: The area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach and at beach trailheads.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate the clam population at this beach has declined while recreational participation and catch has increased. The 2019 Dosewallips State Park clam season is structured to meet conservation objectives agreed to with tribal co-managers. This beach will provide a short, late summer clam season projected to open from Aug. 15 through Sept. 7, 2019. The oyster season on this beach remains open year-round. A longer clam season is anticipated in 2020.

Additional information: For more information regarding clam and oyster seasons on public beaches visit our website at: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches/.

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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