Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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January 7, 2010

Sport clam season closes at Belfair State Park

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Belfair State Park is closed until further notice.

Effective date: Jan. 11, 2010 until further notice.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Belfair State Park is located in Mason County in southern Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population will not support a recreational harvest in 2010. The recreational oyster season remains open in the health-approved portion of the park all year.

Information contact: Alex Bradbury, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 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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