Clam, Oyster and Shrimp Regulations

CLAMS

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-38

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 17th, 2019

Effective Date: 
April 23rd, 2019

Pickup:    
Shelton Marina 1 / 2 hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area:      
Oakland Bay

BIDN:     
PTL_Magnusson (284296) parcels# 320165100058

Dates/Times:         
Group B harvesters on the list.
Tuesday, April 23rd
3:00 PM through 6:00 PM

Gear/Technique:         Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:  
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
PTL_Magnusson= 24 harvesters

Estimated Harvest: 
PTL_Magnusson= 3,360 pounds

Bag Limit:    
A minimum of 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.

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 leased 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.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-39

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 17th, 2019

Effective Date:  
April 24th, 2019

Pickup:  
Shelton Marina 1 / 2 hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area:     
Oakland Bay

BIDN:
PTL_Cox_GK (284286) parcels# 320165100059 and 61

Dates/Times:  
Group C harvesters on the list.
Wednesday, April 24th
3:30 PM through 6:30 PM

Gear/Technique:      
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:      
PTL_Cox_GK = 14 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
PTL_Cox_GK = 2,025 pounds

Bag Limit:     
A minimum of 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.

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 leased 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.

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. 2019-40

Date:    
April 17th, 2019

Effective Date:
April 22nd, 2019

Area:   
Clam Fresh Blakely Beach in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:   
Totten Inlet

BIDN:    
BK1  (SXN_Blakely)

Dates/Times:   
SENIORS ON THE LIST ONLY
Open Monday, April 22nd
1:30 PM through 4:30 PM

Pick up Location:   
Clam Fresh Nursery 15 minutes prior to the dig

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.


OYSTERS

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-41

Date:   
April 22nd, 2019

Effective Date:  
April 25th and 26th, 2019

Area:    
Squaxin Island

Pick Up Location:   
Arcadia Boat Ramp one half hour before the pick

BIDN:   
SXN_ET1

Growing Area:     
Pickering Passage

Dates/Times: 
Open for harvesters on the list only:
Thursday, April 25th, 2019, 3:00 PM through 6:00 PM
Friday, April 26th, 2019, 4:00 PM through 7:00 PM

Gear/Technique:      
Hand pick

Shellfish Type:    
523- Pacific Oyster

Estimated Effort:     
3 harvesters per harvest day

Bag Limit:   
No more than 3 tubs of oysters may be harvested per harvester.  However, the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.

Size Limit:         
There is no size limit for this harvest.

Justification:    
Harvesting of cultivated Pacific Oysters

Other Restrictions:     
Oyster Harvest will be in compliance with Squaxin Island Tribe Vibrio Plan.
Product sold to dealer directly onsite. Time to Cooling requirement shall be the responsibility of the dealer.

Harvesters must be on the list to participate in these harvests.  There will be no designated harvesters allowed for these picks.  Harvesters must be present and able to harvest oysters to have a quota.

Harvesters must be on the list in order to participate in this harvest.  The list will be in possession of Salish Seafood Company Staff on site and in the Natural Resources Office.

Picking is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Picking 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 harvest must be sold to the Salish Seafood Company.


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.