Clam, Oyster and Shrimp Regulations

CLAMS

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2020-159

Date:       
September 18, 2020

Effective Date: 
September 21, 2020

Area:    
Clam Fresh Nursery Beach in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:    
Totten Inlet

BIDN:   
SXN_Nursery Beach

Dates/Times:   
Seniors on the list only
Monday, September 21, 2020
2:00 a.m. through 5:00 a.m.

Pick up Location:  
Parking at the Clam Fresh Nursery

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:    
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
20 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:     
3,600 lbs.

Bag Limit:      
No more than 180 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.
Designated diggers are not allowed.

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 may participate in these harvests.  The list of licensed seniors will be maintained by the Natural Resources Office and in the possession of the harvest monitor.

Harvesters must provide a personal face mask to be worn at all times when interacting with the buyer and crew.

Harvester must maintain personal distance while on harvesting.

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. 2020-160

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:  
September18, 2020

Effective Date:  
September 22, 2018

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

Growing Area: 
Oakland Bay

BIDN:  
LEASE PTL_Nevares (284140)
parcels# 32015-50-00004, 32015-50-00005, and 32015-50-00006

Dates/Times: 
A GROUP only
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
3:30 a.m. through 6:30 a.m.

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:        
509 – Manila clams

Estimated Effort:     
15 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:  
Approximately 2,850 pounds

Bag Limit:  
A minimum of 190 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 leased tidelands.

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

Harvesters must provide a personal face mask 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. 2020-161

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 18, 2020

Effective Date:  
September 23, 2020

Area:   
Privately owned Tidelands in Hammersley Inlet

Growing Areas:  
Hammersley Inlet

Pick up Location:  
Arcadia one hour prior

BIDN:   
PTL_Linker (284058) parcel # 320223600040

Dates/Times:   
Group B only
Wednesday, September 23
4:30 a.m. through 7:30 a.m.

Gear/Technique:    
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:  
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:      
20 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:   
Up to 3,000 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. 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. 2020-162

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 18, 2020

Effective Date:
September 24, 2020

Pick up:
Walk in from the North Bay parking lot

Area:     
North Bay, North

Growing Area:  
North Bay, Case Inlet

BIDN:  
280710

Dates/Times: 
Group B:
Thursday, September 24
4:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509 – Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:     
5,000 lbs

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.

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.

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.

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.

 


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