Clam, Oyster and Shrimp Regulations

CLAMS


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-121

Date:       
September 5, 2019

Effective Date:     
September 12, 2019

Area:    
Privately owned Tidelands in Henderson Inlet

Growing Areas:   
Henderson Inlet

Pick up Location:   
Arcadia 1 hour prior to the dig

BIDN:      
57200001500 PTL_Gahm (BIDN 284090)

Dates/Times:      
Harvesters on the list from GROUP A Only:
Thursday September 12th
10:30 AM through 1:30 PM

Gear/Technique:     
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:     
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
3,500 pounds

Bag Limit:             
Bag limits for individual harvesters is 140 pounds per harvester.
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 of shellfish from private tidelands.

Other Restrictions:    
All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods.

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.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-122 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:    
September 5, 2019

Effective Date:   
September 13, 2019

Area:   
Privately owned Tidelands in Case Inlet

Growing Areas:    
Reach Island

Pick up Location:
Grapeview Ramp one half hour prior to the dig

BIDN:     
PTL_Humphrey (284226) parcels # 12105-34-00080 and12105-34-00090
PTL_Andrus (284225) parcel #12108-21-50010

Dates/Times: 
Harvesters from GROUP B on the list only:
Friday September 13
11:00 AM through 2:00 PM.

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:     
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
PTL_Humphrey 7 harvesters
PTL_Andrus 14 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
PTL_Humphrey 1,050 pounds
PTL_Andrus 2,001 pounds

Bag Limit:         
Bag limits for individual harvesters is 140 pounds per harvester.
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 of shellfish from private tidelands. Correction of pick up[ location.

Other Restrictions:   
All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods.

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.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-123

Date:   
September 11, 2019

Effective Date:   
September 16, 2019

Area:    
Clam Fresh Nursery Beach in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:    
Totten Inlet

BIDN: 
SXN_NurseryBeach

Dates/Times:      
SENIORS ON THE LIST ONLY
Monday, September 16
12:30 PM through 3:30 PM

Pick up Location:     
Parking at the Clam Fresh Nursery

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
20-35 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:     
5,000 lbs.

Bag Limit:      
No more than 180 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 on tribally owned beaches.

Other Restrictions:
These are senior only digs, only seniors on the list may participate in these harvests.  The list will be maintained by the Natural Resources Office and in the possession of the harvest monitor.

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.

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.

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.

All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods at the harvest site.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-124

Date:    
September 11, 2019

Effective Date:
September 19, 2019

Area:   
Privately owned Tidelands in Henderson Inlet

Growing Areas:
Henderson Inlet

Pick up Location: 
Arcadia 1 hour prior to the dig

BIDN: 
57200001500 PTL_Gahm (BIDN 284090)

Dates/Times:   
Harvesters on the list from GROUP C only:
Thursday September 19th
2:00 AM through 5:00 AM

Gear/Technique:    
and held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:  
3,500 pounds

Bag Limit: 
Bag limits for individual harvesters is 140 pounds per harvester. 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 of shellfish from private tidelands.

Other Restrictions:   
All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods.

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.

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. 2019-125

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:   
September 11th, 2019

Effective Date: 
September 20th ,2019

Area: 
Privately owned Tidelands in Hammersley Inlet

Growing Areas:   
Hammersley Inlet

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

BIDN:
PTL_Lewallen (284007) parcel #32022-24-00030

Dates/Times: 
Harvesters Group D on the list only
Friday September 20th
4:00 am through 7:00 a.m.

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:  
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
14 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
2,000 pounds

Bag Limit:  
Bag limits for individual harvesters is 140 pounds per harvester.  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 of shellfish from private tidelands.

Other Restrictions:    
All harvest must be sold to Salish Seafoods.

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.

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.


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SHRIMP

Regulation # 2019-01
The following regulation is promulgated by the Squaxin Island Tribe.  This fishery shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Federal district court order U.S v Washington CV9213 Subproceeding 89-3.

DATE ADOPTED:  
April 12th, 2019

EFFECTIVE DATE: 
April 16th, 2019

CLOSING DATE: 
September 15th, 2019

CATCH AREAS:  
Shellfish catch reporting area 28B, 28C, 28D, and 28A

DATES/TIMES: 
April 16th, 2019 through September 15th, 2019
Or until the treat share has been harvested.
7 days per week, from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.  It is unlawful to tend pots from a vessel at night.

FISHERY TYPE: 
Subsistence

SPECIES:  
Shrimp (Pandelus spp.)

ON/OFF RESERVATION:
Off

LEGAL GEAR:    
Shrimp pots only with a mesh size of 1 inch or greater.

Mesh size of 1 inch is defined as a mesh opening that a 7/8 inch square peg will pass through, excluding the entrance tunnels, except for flexible (web) mesh pots where the mesh must be a minimum of 1 ? inch stretch measure.  Stretch measure will be defined as the distance between the inside of one knot to the outside of the opposite vertical knot of one mesh, when the mesh is stretched vertically.

All pot gear must be equipped with biodegradable escape mechanisms that include at least one of the following methods:

1. Attachment of pot lid hooks or tie-down straps with a single strand or loop of untreated cotton twine no larger than thread size 100 so that the pot lid will open freely if the twine or fiber is broken.

2. An opening in the pot mesh not less than three inches by five inches which is laced or sewn closed with untreated cotton twine no larger than thread size 100.  The opening must be located within the top half of the pot and be unimpeded by the entry tunnels, bait boxes, or any other structures or materials.

ESTIMATED HARVEST: 
No more than 150 pounds for Spot Shrimp
No more than 1,000 pounds for non-spot Shrimp

CATCH REPORTING:
Prior to shrimp fishing all fishers must obtain a subsistence permit from the Natural Resources Office.

Failure to report catch is a violation of this regulation.

Subsistence permits must be turned in completely filled out once completed.  A new permit will not be issued to fisher until all outstanding permits have been turned in.

OTHER PROVISIONS:
Harvesters must be in possession of a valid subsistence permit to participate in this fishery.

Each pot or string of pots (longline) must be attached to a surface buoy that is capable of floating a 5-pound weight and that will remain floating on the water?s surface except during extreme tidal conditions.
Buoys attached to gear used for fishing can be any color or color combination except half red and half white or yellow.  Buoys shall be conspicuously marked with the harvesters fishing identification number preceded by the letters SXN.

JUSTIFICATION: 
Harvest available shrimp resource.