Clam, Oyster and Shrimp Regulations

CLAMS


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2020-112

Date:      
June 29, 2020

Effective Date:    
July 2, 2020

Area:   
State Owned Lease in Oakland Bay

Growing Areas:
Oakland Bay

Pick up Location:   
Shelton Marina one half hour prior to the dig

BIDN:        
DNR_SXN_lease (281011)

Dates/Times:   
Harvesters on the list only from Group D:
Thursday, July 2nd
10:00 AM through 1:00 PM

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
20 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
3,800 pounds per day.

Bag Limit:   
Bag limits for individual harvesters is 190 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 leased tidelands.

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

Harvester must maintain personal distance while harvesting.

Harvesters must provide a personal facemask to be worn at all times when on the barge and when interacting with the buyer and crew.

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. 2020-113

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:    
July 1st, 2020

Effective Date:    
July 6th , 2020

Growing Area: 
Skookum Inlet

BIDN:  
LS 1

Dates/Times:     
Open for Seniors on the list only:
Monday, July 6th
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Gear/Technique:      
Hand held fork or rake

Shellfish Type:      
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
No more than 18 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:  
3,240 pounds

Bag Limit:
180 pounds per harvester

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

Justification:
Available clam resource.

Other Restrictions:
Harvesters must provide a personal facemask to be worn at all times when on the barge and when interacting with the buyer and crew.

Harvester must maintain personal distance while on harvesting.

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.

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. 2020-114

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:  
July 1st  2020

Effective Date:    
July 7th   2020

Pickup:        
Arcadia one  hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area:    
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN:        
PTL_Johnson (284052) parcel# 320224600080

Dates/Times:         
Licensed harvesters on the list from A GROUP only
Tuesday, July 7th
1:30 PM 4:30 PM

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:    
15 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
Approx. 2,146  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.  Change in pick up time.

Other Restrictions:   
All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer.

Harvesters may only dig within the marked areas on the beach.

Harvesters must provide a personal facemask to be worn at all times when on the barge and when interacting with the buyer and crew.

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.

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.


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SHRIMP

Shrimp Regulation # 2020-01

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 13th, 2020

EFFECTIVE DATE:
April 16th, 2020

CLOSING DATE:
September 15th, 2020

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

DATES/TIMES:
April 16th, 2020 through September 15th, 2020 or until the treaty 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:
Available shrimp resource