Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

 Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-07

 

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:  
January 11th, 2018

Effective Date: 
January 15th, 2018

Area:   
Oakland Bay, Dikes 9,14 & 10,15

Growing Area:   
Oakland Bay

BIDN:   
281090

Dates/Times:    
FOR GROUPS B & A
SENIORS FROM GROUPS B & A.
Monday, January 15th
10:30 PM through 1:30AM

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:  
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
80 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest: 
8,000 lbs per day

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

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

Justification:    
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Beach may only be accessed by parking at Taylors pull out on Highway 3 and walking the beach, parking at state owned parking lot and walking around or by boat. 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 and licensed harvesters that are not in the Group or List shown on this regulation. No assistance by licensed harvesters that are in a group not listed on this regulation.)

Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area is a violation of this regulation

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.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation  No. 2018-08
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: 
January 11, 2018

Effective Date:   
January 18, 2018

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

Growing Area:  
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN: 
PTL_RoadsLessTraveledLLC (284250) parcel# _320232490190

Dates/Times: 
The RoadsLessTraveledLLC tidelands are open for All licensed harvesters from B GROUP. All licensed harvesters from Group B are on the list: Thursday, January 18th  from 12:01 AM through 3:00AM

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
30 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
No more than 5,431 pounds

Bag Limit:  
A minimum of 140 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.

There will be no designated diggers allowed for these digs.  Harvesters must be present and able to harvest clams to have a quota.Unauthorized people are not allowed on the beach during a Tribal Harvest. (i.e., boyfriends, girlfriends, non tribal members above the age of 16 and tribal members and licensed harvesters that are not in the Group or List shown on this regulation.) 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. 2018-09

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:  
January 15th, 2018

Effective Date:  
January 19th, 2018

Area:  
Oakland Bay, Dikes 10,15,11,16

Growing Area:           Oakland Bay

BIDN:                   281090

Dates/Times:   
FOR GROUPS D & C AND SENIORS FROM GROUPS D & C.
Friday, January 19th
12:30 AM through 3:30AM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:     
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
80 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:   
8,000 lbs per day

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

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

Justification:         
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Beach may only be accessed by parking at Taylor’s pull out on Highway 3 and walking the beach, parking at state owned parking lot and walking around or by boat. 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 and licensed harvesters that are not in the Group or List shown on this regulation. No assistance by licensed harvesters that are in a group not listed on this regulation.)

Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area is a violation of this regulation

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.

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.