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

January 4, 2006

Sport oyster season modified at Cushman Park

Action: The sport oyster fishing season at Cushman Park is closed immediately through April 30. This beach will open for oysters on May 1, 2006, through May 31, 2006.

Effective date: Immediately through April 30.

Species affected: Oysters.

Location: Cushman Park, in Mason County on the west side of Hood Canal.

Reason for action: The oyster season at this beach was formerly year-round. Recent surveys indicate that the oyster population will support only a limited season in 2006.

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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