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

March 21, 2019

Recreational clam, mussel, and oyster season to open at Oak Bay County Park April 1-30

Action: Opens recreational clam, mussel, and oyster harvest at Oak Bay.

Effective date: April 1 through April 30, 2019.

Species affected: Clams, mussels, and oysters.

Location: Oak Bay County Park.

Reason for action: A decrease in the butter clam population requires adjusting the season at Oak Bay County Park, which will be open for the month of April. The season is structured to meet conservation objectives agreed upon with tribal co-managers while providing recreational opportunity in this region. The oyster season will align with the clam season at this location.

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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