Clam Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-56

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: June 23rd, 2017

Effective Date:
June 27th 2017

Area:
DNR_LibbyPointWest

Growing Area:
Hammersley Inlet

Pick Up:
Arcadia one half hour before dig start time

BIDN:
280980

Dates/Times:
DNR_LibbyPointWest is open for harvesters from Group B & C on the list only:
Tuesday June 27th
2:30 PM through 5:30 PM

Gear/Technique:
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
60 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
10,000 pounds.

Bag Limit:
No more than 190 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 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.

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. 2017-57

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:
June 23, 2017

Effective Date:

June 28, 2017

Pickup location:
Arcadia @ 4:00 PM

Area:

Privately owned tidelands in Hammersley Inlet

Growing Area:
Hammersley Inlet
BIDN: PTL_Bovin (284100) parcel no. 320234790130

Dates/Times:
The Bovin tidelands are opened for Group D harvesters on the list on
Thursday June 29,
4:30 PM through 7:30 PM

Gear/Technique:

Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:

509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
16

Estimated Harvest:

Up to 2,314 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 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 Treaty share on private 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 on the list 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.