Clam Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-42

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:    
April 25th, 2017

Effective Date:  
April 28th, 2016

Growing Area:   
Skookum Inlet

BIDN:    
LS 1

Dates/Times: 
Open for Seniors on the list only:
Friday, April 28th, 2017
12:30 PM to 3:30 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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-43

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:
April 26th, 2017

Effective Date:
May 2nd, 2017

Area:
Eastside,

Growing Area:
Oakland Bay

Pickup Location:
Senior Beach

BIDN:
281050

Dates/Times:
GROUPS D & C
SENIORS FROM GROUPS D & C
Tuesday, May 2
5:00 PM through 8:00 PM

Gear/Technique:
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
70 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
10,000 pounds

Bag Limit:
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 public tidelands.

Other Restrictions:
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.