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

December 20, 2004

Sport oyster season opened at Dosewallips State Park

Action: The sport oyster fishing season at Dosewallips State Park is opened year-round beginning January 1, 2005.

Effective date: January 1, 2005.

Species affected: Oysters.

Location: Dosewallips State Park, located in Jefferson County on the west side of Hood Canal near the town of Brinnon.

Reason for action: Dosewallips State Park has been open to sport oyster harvest from March 1 through December 31. Recent surveys indicate that the oyster population will sustain a year-round season.

Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 586-1498, ext. 234.

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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