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

March 17, 2006

Sport clam and oyster season extended at Illahee State Park

Action: The sport clam and oyster fishing season at Illahee State Park is opened April 1, 2006 through July 31, 2006.

Effective date: April 1, 2006 through July 31, 2006

Species affected: Oysters and all clams except razor clams.

Location: Illahee State Park, located in Kitsap County.

Reason for action: The oyster population at this beach is entirely the result of artificial enhancement and can support an extended sport fishery. The most important recreational clam population at this beach is the artificially-enhanced geoduck bed, which can also support an extended 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 "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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