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

March 17, 2006

Sport clam season delayed at Dosewallips State Park

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Dosewallips State Park is delayed but will open May 15, 2006 through July 31, 2006.

Effective date: April 1, 2006

Species affected: All clams except razor clams.

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

Reason for action: Under current regulations, sport clam season at Dosewallips State Park was set to open April 1st. Surveys show, however, that sport shellfishing effort at Dosewallips continues to increase, and the clam population can only support a shorter sport season. The modified season continues to allow the sport harvest during the Fourth of July weekend.

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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