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

March 11, 2008

Sport clam season to open April 1 at Dosewallips State Park

Action: The sport clam-harvesting season at Dosewallips State Park will be open April 1 through Sept. 30, 2008.

Effective date: April 1, 2008.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Dosewallips State Park, only in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach. The park is located in Jefferson County on the west side of Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Last year's clam season at Dosewallips State Park opened on May 15, but surveys show an increase in the clam population that will support a longer season beginning April 1. This extended season was approved by the Fish & Wildlife Commission at their February 2008 meeting.

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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