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

February 17, 2005

Sport clam season delayed at Dosewallips State Park

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Dosewallips State Park is opened April 1, 2005 through July 15, 2005.

Effective date: April 1, 2005 through July 15, 2005.

Species affected: All clams, except razor clams.

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

Reason for action: Recent surveys indicate a reduction in the clam population that requires a one-month reduction in the length of the season compared to 2004. The clam season opening is delayed to April 1, 2005. The oyster season at Dosewallips State Park is open year-round.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 586-1498, ext. 208.

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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