Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
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December 16, 2010

Sport clam season re-opens at Belfair State Park

Action: The sport clam fishing season at Belfair State Park will re-open.

Effective date: Jan. 1, 2011 until further notice.

Species affected: All clams.

Location: Belfair State Park. The park is located in Mason County on Hood Canal.

Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population will support a year-round fishery. The recreational oyster season remains open in the designated 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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