Clam Harvest Regulations


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-48

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:     
May 22nd, 2017

Effective Date:  
May 25th, 2017

Growing Area: 
Skookum Inlet

BIDN:   
LS 1

Dates/Times:   
Open for Seniors on the list only:
Thursday, May 25th
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork or rake

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
30 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:  
6,000 lbs per harvest day

Bag Limit:
180 pounds per harvester

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

Justification:     
Available clam resource.

Other Restrictions:

These are senior only digs, only seniors on the list may participate in these harvests.  The list will be maintained by the Natural Resources Office and in the possession of the harvest monitor.

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.

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.

All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods at the harvest site.

In accordance with the Squaxin Island Shellfish Code, this regulation is hereby approved.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-49

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:  
May 22nd, 2017

Effective Date: 
May 26th, 2017

Area: 

Oakland Bay, Channel

BIDN:
281035

Dates/Times: 
FOR ALL GROUPS AND SENIORS FROM ALL GROUPS
Open Friday, May 26th
12:30 PM through 3:30 PM

Gear/Technique:
Wet fork only

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
100 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest: 

14,000 lbs. per harvest day

Bag Limit:  
The bag limits for individual harvesters is 140 pounds of Manila clams.

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

Justification:    
Available clam resource.

Other Restrictions:
Digging is restricted to the ?1.5? tide height and below.

Designated diggers may dig their and their designee?s limit in the Channel only, Dry digging will not be allowed.  Medical waivers to dry dig will not be valid for this harvest.  Seniors must wet dig.

Unauthorized people are not allowed on the beach during a Tribal Harvest. (i.e., boyfriends, girlfriends, non tribal members above the age of 16, non licensed spouses and tribal members.)

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.

Fish Tickets recording clams harvested by a designated digger are required to have the designated digger?s signature as well as the name of the person that the clams were being harvested for.



Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-50

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: May 25th, 2017

Effective Date: May 30th, 2017

Pickup:
Arcadia 1 / 2 hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area: Hammersley Inlet

BIDN: PTL_Johnson 284052 parcel # 320224600080

Dates/Times: The Johnson tidelands are open for harvesters from C GROUP on
the list only: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 from 4:00 PM through 7:00 PM

Gear/Technique:
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: No more than 13 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
Up to 1,931 pounds

Bag Limit:
A minimum of 140 pounds per harvester.

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.

Harvesters must ride with the designated buyer or Natural Resources to participate, beaches by boat access only.

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.