Clam and Oyster Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-141

Date:  
December 7th, 2018

Effective Date:    
December 10th, 2018

Pickup:  
Oakland Bay Marina 1/2 hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area:  
Oakland Bay

BIDN:  
Munson Point (MP1)

Dates/Times:     
FOR GROUPS B & A.
Monday, December 10th, 2018 from 12:30 AM through 3:30 AM

Gear/Technique:      
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:     
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
40 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:  
5,000 lbs per day

Bag Limit:    
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.
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:  
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area is a violation of this regulation

All descendants of Squaxin Island Tribal Member children under the age of 16 may assist along side of any licensed harvester. 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.  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.

It is unlawful for tribal members or assistants to harvest shellfish while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. As per the Squaxin Island Tribal Code Section 7.04.160.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-142

Date: 
December 7th, 2018

Effective Date:      
December 11th, 2018

Pickup:      
Oakland Bay Marina 1/2 hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area:     
Oakland Bay

BIDN:   
Munson Point (MP1)

Dates/Times:    
FOR GROUPS D & C.
Tuesday, December 11th
1:00 AM through 4:00 AM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
40 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:   
5,000 lbs per day

Bag Limit:  
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.
Designated diggers may dig their and their designees limit.

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

Justification:   
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area is a violation of this regulation

All descendants of Squaxin Island Tribal Member children under the age of 16 may assist along side of any licensed harvester. 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.  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.

It is unlawful for tribal members or assistants to harvest shellfish while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. As per the Squaxin Island Tribal Code Section 7.04.160.