Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-126

The following information is provided pursuant to the shellfish implementation plan adopted by the federal district court in United States v. Washington, 898 F. Supp. 1453 (W.D. Wash. 1995).

Date:       
November 16th, 2017

Effective Date:  
November 20th, 2017

Area:  
Oakland Bay, Senior Beach

Growing Area:      
Oakland Bay

BIDN:     
281095

Dates/Times:        
FOR SENIORS FROM ALL GROUPS ONLY
Monday, November 20th
12:00 AM through 3:00 AM

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
20 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:  
3,000 lbs.

Bag Limit:           
A minimum of 180 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.  Senior designated diggers may dig their and their designee’s limit.

Size Limit:  
All clams must be 1.5″ or larger in length to be legally harvested.

Justification:  
Available clam resource.

Other Restrictions:
Non-senior assistance is not allowed, only a senior may assist another senior.  Any assistance (family or spouse) can use a separate fork to help harvest as long as they are in the same area as the licensed harvester and only using one bucket.

The shellfish monitor will distribute Bag tags on the day of the scheduled harvest.  Harvesters are responsible for properly filling out and attaching these bag tags to all containers of shellfish before selling clams to a buyer.  Clams must be sold to department designated buyer.  Harvesters must present their current shellfish license to the buyer and ensure all information recorded on the Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Ticket is correct.  The harvesters are required to sign their own Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Ticket.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-127
The following information is provided pursuant to the shellfish implementation plan adopted by the federal district court in United States v. Washington, 898 F. Supp. 1453 (W.D. Wash. 1995).

Date:   
November 16th, 2017

Effective Date: 
November 21st 2017

Area:     
DNR_LibbyPointWest

Growing Area:   
Hammersley Inlet

Pick Up:  
Arcadia one half hour before dig start time

BIDN:  
280980

Dates/Times:   
DNR_LibbyPointWest
Harvesters from Group B on the list only:
Tuesday November 21st
12:30 AM through 3:30 AM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
35 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
5,000 pounds.

Bag Limit:     
No more than 190 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.

Size Limit:   
All clams must be 1.5″ or larger in length to be legally harvested.

Justification:      
Harvest the treaty share of shellfish from privately owned tidelands.

Other Restrictions:    
All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer.

Harvesters must be on the list to participate in these harvests.  There will be no designated diggers allowed for these digs.  Harvesters must be present and able to harvest clams to have a quota.

Harvesters may only dig within the marked areas on the beach.

The shellfish monitor will distribute Bag tags on the day of the scheduled harvest.  Harvesters are responsible for properly filling out and attaching these bag tags to all containers of shellfish before selling clams to a buyer.  Harvesters must present their current shellfish license to the buyer and ensure all information recorded on the Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Ticket is correct. The harvesters are required to sign their own Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Ticket.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-129
The following information is provided pursuant to the shellfish implementation plan adopted by the federal district court in United States v. Washington, 898 F. Supp. 1453 (W.D. Wash. 1995).

Date:   
November 17th, 2017

Effective Date:  
November 22nd 2017

Area: 
DNR_LibbyPointWest

Growing Area:   
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN:   
280980

Dates/Times: 
This beach will be closed:
Wednesday November 22nd

Shellfish Type: 

509- Manila clams

Justification:  
This dig will be rescheduled