Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-84

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:   
August 18, 2017

Effective Date:      
August 22, 2017

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

Growing Area:          
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN:         
PTL_Kerrigan (284246) parcel#320245000008,
PTL_Jones (284245) parcel#320245000010,
PTL_Bergh (284221) parcel#320245000009,
PTL_DNRHammersleySPS (284222)

Dates/Times: 
The Kerrigan, Jones, Bergh, and DNRHammersley tidelands
Harvesters from C GROUP on the list only:
Tuesday, August 22st
12:30PM through 3:30 PM

Gear/Technique:        
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:        
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:      
25-40 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:    
5,000 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. 2017-85

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:           
August 18, 2017

Effective Date:   
August 24, 2017

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

Growing Area: 
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN:        
PTL_Bergh (284221) parcel#320245000009,
PTL_Webb (284223) parcel#320245000906,
PTL_DNRHammersleySPS (284222)

Dates/Times:           
The Bergh, Webb, and DNR Hammersley tidelands
Harvesters from D GROUP on the list only:
Wed, August 23rd,
1:00PM through 4:00 PM

Gear/Technique:       
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:    
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
25-40 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:  
5,000 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 – 86

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:
August 21, 2017

Effective Date:
August 22, 2017

Area:
Hammersley Inlet

Pick Up Location:
Church Point at 10:30 a.m.

BIDN:
284222 (320242080613) SPSFarms,
Sayan 284224 (320245000012),
Kerrigan 284246 (320245000008),
Jones 284245 (320245000010),
Bergh 284221(320245000009),
Webb 284223 (32024-50-00906)
DNR_HammersleySPS

Growing Area:
Hammersley Inlet

Dates/Times:
Open for harvesters on the list only:
Tuesday, August 22
11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Gear/Technique:
Hand held prying tool

Shellfish Type:
523- Pacific Oyster

Estimated Effort:
8 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 Squaxin staff on site and in the Natural Resources Office.

All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer on site.