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

February 28, 2019

Recreational clam, mussel, and oyster season to open at North Bay (Case Inlet)

Action: Opens recreational clam, mussel, and oyster harvest at North Bay (Case Inlet) during daylight hours only.

Effective date: March 1 through April 30, 2019.

Species affected: Clams, mussels, and oysters.

Location: North Bay (Case Inlet): All state-owned tidelands north of the power transmission lines and those extending 1,900 feet south of the power transmission lines along the eastern shore.

Reason for action: An earlier opening date provides daylight recreational harvest opportunity and aligns with the capacity of beach facilities. The oyster fishery is supported by a limited enhancement bed, and the oyster season is expected to coincide with the clam season at this location.

Additional information: For North Bay (Case Inlet), an additional month of recreational clam, mussel, and oyster season is projected for September 1-30, 2019, daylight hours only.

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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