Clam, Oyster and Shrimp Regulations

CLAMS

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-42

Date:        
April 25, 2019

Effective Date:  
May 1, 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 from Group D Only:
Wednesday May 1st
10:00 AM through 1:00 PM

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:  
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
Approximately 25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:  
4,500 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. 2019-43

Date:    
April 25th ,2019

Effective Date:    
May 2nd, 2019

Area: 
Squaxin Island, ET1 Marked Section

Growing Area:
Pickering Passage

BIDN:    
ET1 Marked Section

Dates/Times: 
25 HARVESTERS on the list from GROUP A
Thursday, May 2nd
10:00 AM through 1:00 PM

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

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:  
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:   
25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:   
3,500 lbs.

Bag Limit:  
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested 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 available resource.

Other Restrictions:
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.

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.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-44

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 25th, 2019

Effective Date:   
May 3rd, 2019

Area:     
Privately owned tidelands in Rocky Bay

Growing Area:
Rocky Bay

Pick Up Location: 
Allyn dock one half hour prior

BIDN: 
PTL_OhlsonLLC (284172) parcel# 2100010090

Dates/Times: 
Group B and A harvesters only:
Friday, May 3rd
10:30 AM through 1:30 PM

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
50 harvesters

Estimated Harvest: 
7,000 pounds

Bag Limit: 
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester. Designated diggers may dig their own and their designee’s limit.

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

Justification:  
Harvest on tribally enhanced private tidelands.

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

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.

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.


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.