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. Ch