Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2016-61 Corrected

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2016-61 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).

September 1st, 2016

Effective Date:  
September 9th, 2016

Growing Area: 
Pickering Passage

Squaxin Island beach S21


Friday, September 9th
5:00 AM through 8:00 AM

Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
50 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:   
7,000 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.

Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
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.)

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.