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

December 19, 2005

Sport clam season opened at Rendsland Creek

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Rendsland Creek is opened Jan. 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006.

Effective date: Jan. 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006.

Species affected: All clams, except razor clams.

Location: Rendsland Creek, located in Mason County on the east side of Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Rendsland Creek was closed to sport clam harvest in 2005 due to a reduced clam population. Recent surveys indicate an increased clam population which will allow this beach to open Jan. 1 through May 31. The beach will remain open year-round for oyster harvest.

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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