Clam and Oyster Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-120

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:      
October 18th, 2018

Effective Date:  
October 23rd, 2018

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

Growing Area:
Oakland Bay

BIDN:    
PTL_Goss (284094) parcels# 32016-51-00068

Dates/Times: 
The Goss tidelands are open for harvesters on the list.
Tuesday, October 23rd
11:00 PM through 2:00 AM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:     
11 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:  
1,614 pounds

Bag Limit:  
A minimum of 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.

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 leased 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.

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. 2018-121

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:   
October 18th, 2018

Effective Date:   
October 24th, 2018

Area:   
Gallagher Cove South, Totten Inlet

BIDN:   
281110

Growing Area:   
Totten Inlet

Pick up:     
Arcadia 1-hour prior

Dates/Times:    
Open for harvesters from GROUPS B & A
Wednesday, October 24th
11:30 PM through 2:30 AM

Gear/Technique:    
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
60 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:  
8,000 lbs each harvest day

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

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

Justification:   
Available clam resource.

Other Restrictions:
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.)

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.

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. 2018 – 122

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:    
October 18th, 2018

Effective Date:      
October 26th, 2018

Area:    
Gallagher Cove

Pick Up Location:   
Arcadia Boat Ramp 11:30 pm

BIDN:       
281110 (DFW_GallagherSouth)

Growing Area:  
Totten Inlet

Dates/Times:     
Open for harvesters on the list only:
Friday, October 26th
12:00 AM through 3:00 AM

Gear/Technique:      
Hand held prying tool

Shellfish Type:    
523- Pacific Oyster

Estimated Effort:   
6 harvesters per harvest day

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.