Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-98
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:     
September 15, 2017

Effective Date:  
September 20, 2017

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

Growing Area: 
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN: 
PTL_Webb (284223) parcel#320245000906/PTL_DNRHammersleySPS (284222)/Delany (284244) parcel#_320242080615

Dates/Times:    
Webb/ DNRHammersley/Delany tidelands
Open for harvesters from A GROUP on the list only:
Wed, September 20, 2017
12:00PM through 3:00 PM

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
25-40 harvesters

Estimated Harvest: 
6,000 pounds

Bag Limit:  
A minimum of 190 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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017 – 99

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:   
September 20th , 2017

Effective Date:  
September 26th , 2017

Area: 
Gallagher Cove

Pick Up Location:  
Arcadia Boat Ramp @ 1:00 AM

BIDN:   
281110 (DFW_GallagherNorth)

Growing Area:
Totten Inlet

Dates/Times:  
Open for harvesters on the list only:
Tuesday September 26th ,
2:00 AM through 6:00  AM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held prying tool

Shellfish Type:  
523- Pacific Oyster

Estimated Effort:  
10 harvesters per harvest day & assistants.  Listed harvesters may bring assistance to fill 1 tub, ticket and payment will be made only to listed harvester.

Size Limit:   
There is no size limit for this harvest.

Justification:   
Available oyster resource.

Other Restrictions:  
Oyster Harvest will be in compliance with Squaxin Island Tribe Vibrio Plan. Product sold to dealer directly onsite. Time to Cooling requirement shall be the responsibility of the dealer.

Harvesters must be on the list in order to participate in this harvest.  The list will be in possession of Salish Seafood Company Staff on site and in the Natural Resources Office.

All harvest must be sold to the Salish Seafood Company.



Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-100


Date: 

September 20th, 2017

Effective Date: 

September 27th , 2017

Area: 

Squaxin Island, S7

Growing Area:

Peale Passage

BIDN:  

S7

Dates/Times:  

GROUP A
SENIORS FROM GROUP A
Open Wednesday, September 27th
4:00 AM through 7:00 AM

Pick up Location: 
Arcadia, 1 / 2 hour prior to the dig

Gear/Technique:

Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 

509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:

40-70 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. Correction of the time of harvest.

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.

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.