Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2016-25 Corrected

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2016-25 Corrected

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:  
April 25th, 2016

Effective Date:    
April 27th, 2016

Area:
Squaxin Island, JP1

Growing Area: 
Peale Passage

BIDN:
JP1

Dates/Times: 
JP1 is open for GROUP A
SENIORS FROM GROUP A on
Wednesday, April 27th
2:30 PM through 5:30 PM
FS1 will be closed on April 27th, 2016

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

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
30-40 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:  
5,000 lbs.

Bag Limit:
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.

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

Justification:  
Harvest available resource. Correction of harvest beach.

Other Restrictions:
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.