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

December 21, 2007

Sport Oyster season opened year-round at Cushman (Saltwater) Park

Action: The sport oyster fishing season at Cushman (Saltwater) Park is opened January 1, 2008 until further notice.

Effective date: January 1, 2008 until further notice.

Species affected: Oysters.

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

Reason for action: In 2007, the oyster season ran from March 1 through December 31. Recent surveys indicate that the oyster population will support a year-round season in 2008.

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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