Clam, Oyster and Shrimp Regulations


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2020-198

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).

November 24, 2020

Effective Date:       
November 29, 2020

Walk in to the northern end of the Westside for a ride across

Oakland Bay, Eastside


Sunday November 29
11:00 PM through 2:00 AM

Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:    
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
25 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:       
3,000 lbs. per harvest day

Bag Limit:     
The bag limits for individual harvesters is 140 pounds of Manila clams.

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

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.

Designated diggers may dig their and their designee’s limit.

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.

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.)

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.

Fish Tickets recording clams harvested by a designated digger are required to have the designated digger’s signature as well as the name of the person that the clams were being harvested for.


Watch this space for shrimp regulations.


Stay tuned.