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

March 17, 2006

Sport clam season extended at West Dewatto

Action: The sport clam fishing season at West Dewatto (DNR 44-A) is extended through May 31, 2006, effective immediately.

Effective date: Effective immediately through May 31, 2006.

Species affected: All clams except razor clams.

Location: West Dewatto (DNR 44-A), located in Mason County on the east side of Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Surveys show that the clam population at West Dewatto (DNR 44-A) has increased, and can support a longer sport clam season.

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