Clam and Oyster Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-16

Date:     
February 18, 2019

Effective Date:        
February 19, 2019

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

Growing Area: 
Oakland Bay

BIDN:     
Munson Point (MP1)

Dates/Times:    
Harvesters on the list only  –   VOLUNTEER.
Tuesday, February 19th , 2019
11:30 PM through 2:30 AM Wednesday

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:      
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:    
20 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:    
3,000 lbs per day

Bag Limit:   
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.  There will be no designated digging during this harvest.

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

Justification:     
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area 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.

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. 2019-17

Date:       
February 19, 2019

Effective Date:     
February 21, 2019

Area: 
State Owned Lease in Oakland Bay

Growing Areas:  
Oakland Bay

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

BIDN:      
DNR_SXN_Lease (281009) & PTL_Ward_Lease (284326)

Dates/Times:      
The DNR_SXN Lease is opened for harvesters from Group D and C only:
PTL_Ward Lease is open for volunteer harvesters on the list only
Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 12:01 AM through 3:00 AM

Gear/Technique:    
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:       
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:      
DNR Lease 50 harvesters
PTL_Ward Lease 5 harvesters

Estimated Harvest: 
DNR Lease 9,000 pounds per day.
PTL_Ward Lease 2,000 pounds per day

Bag Limit:       
Bag limits for individual harvesters is 190 pounds per harvester.
There will be no designated digging on these beaches.

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

Justification:
Harvest of shellfish from leased tidelands.

Other Restrictions:
All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods.

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 on the list to have a quota.

Harvesters may only dig within the marked areas on the beach.

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.