Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-41

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 12, 2018

Effective Date:  
April 19, 2018

Growing Area:  
Skookum Inlet

BIDN:   
LS 1

Dates/Times:
Open for Seniors on the list only:
Thursday, April 19th
2:00 PM to 5:00 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. 2018-42

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 12, 2018

Effective Date:
April 20, 2018

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

Growing Area: 
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN:  
PTL_Merriman_A (284255) parcel# 22030-20-81620

Dates/Times: 
The Merriman_A (Mill Front) tidelands are open for harvesters on the list from C GROUP.  Friday, April 20, 2018 from 3:30 PM through 6:30 PM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:  
Approx. 3500 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.

There will be no designated diggers allowed for these digs.   Harvesters must be present and able to harvest clams to have a quota.  Unauthorized people are not allowed on the beach during a Tribal Harvest. (i.e., boyfriends, girlfriends, non-tribal members above the age of 16 and tribal members and licensed harvesters that are not in the Group or List shown on this regulation.) 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.

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. 2018-43
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 19, 2018

Effective Date:    
April 23, 2018

Area:      
Oakland Bay, Dikes 16

Growing Area:   
Oakland Bay

BIDN:  
281090

Dates/Times:     
FOR GROUPS C & D AND SENIORS FROM GROUPS C & D.
Opened Monday, April 23, 2018
6:30 PM through 9:30PM

Gear/Technique:    
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:     
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
80 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:   
8,000 lbs per day

Bag Limit:    
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.  Designated diggersmay 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:

Beach may only be accessed by parking at Taylors pull out on Highway 3 and walking the beach, parking at state-owned parking lot and walking around or by boat.

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 and licensed harvesters that are notin the Group or List shown on this regulation. No assistance by licensed harvesters that are in a group not listed
on this regulation.)

Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area is a violationof this regulation.

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.

Family assistants, descendants of Squaxin Island Tribal Member children under the age of 16, may harvest alongside of any licensed harvester. Any assistance (family under the age of 16 or non-member spouses) 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. Harvesters must be assigned to the harvest group(s) listed in this regulation to participate in this harvest, (except family and spouse assistants described above).

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. 2018-44

Date:   
April 19th , 2018

Effective Date: 
April 26th , 2018

Area:   
Cougar Point in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:  
Totten Inlet

BIDN:   
SXN_CougarPt

Dates/Times:  
Groups B and A and Seniors from Groups B and A
Open Thursday, April 26th
9:30 AM through 12:30 PM

Pick up Location: 
Arcadia, 1 hour prior to the dig

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
50 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest: 
6,000 lbs.

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

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

Justification:  
Harvest available resource on tribally owned beaches. Modification of Other Restrictions.

Other Restrictions:
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.

Digging is restricted to within the designated areas only, which will be marked with stakes and flagging. Digging outside of the designated area or under predator nets is a violation of this regulation.

Family assistants, descendants of Squaxin Island Tribal Member children under the age of 16, may harvest alongside of any licensed harvester. Any assistance (family under the age of 16 or non-member spouses)can use a separate fork to help harvest as long as they are in the same area as the licensed harvesterand only using one bucket.Harvesters must be assigned to the harvest group(s) listed in this regulationto participate in this harvest, (except family and spouse assistants described above).

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 beforeselling clams to a buyer.  Harvesters must present their current shellfish license to the buyer and ensureall information recorded on the Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Ticket is correct.  The harvesters are requiredto 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.