Aquatics Regulations

Subtidal Clam Regulation Regulation# 2019-04

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 CV 9213, Sub-proceeding No. 89-3.

DATE ADOPTED:  
May 29th, 2019

EFFECTIVE DATE: 
June 1st, 2019

CATCH AREA: 
#16300 Itsami
#11250 Fox Island Central

FISHERY TYPE: 
Commercial

SPECIES: 
Geoduck Clam

ON/OFF RESERVATION:           
Off

LEGAL GEAR:  
Hand held water nozzle, continuous 5/8 inch inside diameter.

EFFECTIVE DATES:    
June 1st, 2019 through March 31st, 2020

DAYS/HOURS:    
Itsami #16300 will be opened
Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Fox Island Central #11250 will be opened
Sundays
8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

ESTIMATED EFFORT:      
7 Vessels

ESTIMATED HARVEST:  
500-6,000 pounds of Geoducks per harvest day

CATCH REPORTING:    
All Geoduck sales must be recorded on Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Tickets. Correct tract numbers must appear on these tickets.  All tickets must be returned to the Natural Resources Department within four (4) days of the sale.

OTHER PROVISIONS:      
1)
Harvest activities must comply with the 2019/2020 Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Geoduck regulation.

2)
The Compliance Officer will monitor weigh-out of all clams before any dive vessel leaves the tract, or at the previously designated off-load site. For all tracts the off-load site is Zittles Marina.  The 2019 IDQ?s will be based on the Compliance Officer?s recorded weights, which appear on the Squaxin Island Tribes weighout slips.

3)
Divers must harvest within the tract boundary markers (no shallower than -18 feet and no deeper than -70 feet corrected to zero tide).

4)
Harvest will be halted if biotoxin levels rise to unsafe levels.

5)
Commingling geoduck clams from tracts is strictly prohibited.

6)
All divers are responsible to maintain compliance with the National Sanitation Shellfish Program (NSSP).

7)
The estimated harvest does not reflect any annual allocation of the Squaxin Islands Tribe?s Region 7 treaty share.

JUSTIFICATION:
Harvest available geoduck clam resource.  Adjustment of the harvest schedule.


Subtidal Clam Regulation Regulation# 2019-05

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 CV 9213, Sub-proceeding No. 89-3.

DATE ADOPTED:     
June 10th, 2019

EFFECTIVE DATE:    
June 15th, 2019

CATCH AREA:    
#16300 Itsami
#11250 Fox Island Central

FISHERY TYPE:      
Commercial

SPECIES:    
Geoduck Clam

ON/OFF RESERVATION:    
Off

LEGAL GEAR:            
Hand held water nozzle, continuous 5/8 inch inside diameter.

EFFECTIVE DATES: 
June 15th, 2019 through March 31st, 2020

DAYS/HOURS:       
Itsami #16300
Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Fox Island Central #11250
Sundays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

ESTIMATED EFFORT:     
7 Vessels

ESTIMATED HARVEST:      
500-6,000 pounds of Geoducks per harvest day

CATCH REPORTING:    
All Geoduck sales must be recorded on Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Tickets. Correct tract numbers must appear on these tickets.  All tickets must be returned to the Natural Resources Department within four (4) days of the sale.

OTHER PROVISIONS:   
1) Harvest activities must comply with the 2019/2020 Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Geoduck regulation.

2)
The Compliance Officer will monitor weigh-out of all clams before any dive vessel leaves the tract, or at the previously \designated off-load site. For all tracts the off-load site is Zittles Marina.  The 2019 IDQ?s will be based on the Compliance Officer?s recorded weights, which appear on the Squaxin Island Tribes weighout slips.

3)
Divers must harvest within the tract boundary markers (no shallower than -18 feet and no deeper than -70 feet corrected to zero tide).

4)
Harvest will be halted if biotoxin levels rise to unsafe levels.

5)
Commingling geoduck clams from tracts is strictly prohibited.

6)
All divers are responsible to maintain compliance with the National Sanitation Shellfish Program (NSSP).

7)
The estimated harvest does not reflect any annual allocation of the Squaxin Islands Tribe’s Region 7 treaty share.

JUSTIFICATION:       
Harvest available geoduck clam resource.  Adjustment of the harvest times.


Subtidal Clam Regulation Regulation# 2019-07
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 CV 9213, Sub-proceeding No. 89-3.  This regulation superseded all previous Squaxin Island Tribe Geoduck regulations.

DATE ADOPTED:  
September 30th, 2019

EFFECTIVE DATE:   
October 7th, 2019

CATCH AREA: 
#16300 Itsami
#12800 McNeil Penitentiary

FISHERY TYPE:  
Commercial

SPECIES:     
Geoduck Clam

ON/OFF RESERVATION:         
Off

LEGAL GEAR: 
Hand held water nozzle, continuous 5/8 inch inside diameter.

EFFECTIVE DATES: 
October 7th, 2019 through March 31st, 2020

DAYS/HOURS:  
Itsami #16300 will be opened
Saturdays and Sundays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

#12800 McNeil Penitentiary
Mondays and Tuesdays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

ESTIMATED EFFORT: 
7 Vessels

ESTIMATED HARVEST: 
500-6,000 pounds of Geoducks per harvest day

CATCH REPORTING:  
All Geoduck sales must be recorded on Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Tickets. Correct tract numbers must appear on these tickets.  All tickets must be returned to the Natural Resources Department within four (4) days of the sale.

OTHER PROVISIONS: 
1) Harvest activities must comply with the 2019/2020 Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Geoduck regulation.

2) The Compliance Officer will monitor weigh-out of all clams before any dive vessel leaves the tract, or at the previously designated off-load site. For all tracts the off-load site is Zittles Marina.  The 2019 IDQ?s will be based on the Compliance Officer?s recorded weights, which appear on the Squaxin Island Tribes weighout slips.

3) Divers must harvest within the tract boundary markers and also no shallower than -18 feet and no deeper than -70 feet corrected to zero tide.

4) Harvest will be halted if biotoxin levels rise to unsafe levels.

5) Comingling geoduck clams from tracts is strictly prohibited.

6) All divers are responsible to maintain compliance with the National Sanitation Shellfish Program (NSSP).

7) The estimated harvest does not reflect any annual allocation of the Squaxin Islands Tribe?s Region 7 treaty share.

JUSTIFICATION:    
Harvest available geoduck clam resource.


Subtidal Clam Regulation Regulation# 2019-08

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 CV 9213, Sub-proceeding No. 89-3.  This regulation superseded all previous Squaxin Island Tribe Geoduck regulations.

DATE ADOPTED:        
November 21st, 2019

EFFECTIVE DATE:      
November 26th, 2019

CATCH AREA:        
#16300 Itsami
#12800 McNeil Penitentiary
#13350 Anderson Island South

FISHERY TYPE:     
Commercial

SPECIES: 
Geoduck Clam

ON/OFF RESERVATION:           
Off

LEGAL GEAR:   
Hand held water nozzle, continuous 5/8 inch inside diameter.

EFFECTIVE DATES:       
November 26th, 2019 through March 31st, 2020

DAYS/HOURS:       
#16300 Itsami
Saturdays and Sundays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

#12800 McNeil Penitentiary
Mondays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

#13350 Anderson Island South
Tuesdays
7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M

ESTIMATED EFFORT:      
7 Vessels

ESTIMATED HARVEST:  
500-6,000 pounds of Geoducks per harvest day

CATCH REPORTING:       
All Geoduck sales must be recorded on Treaty Indian Fish Receiving Tickets. Correct tract numbers must appear on these tickets.  All tickets must be returned to the Natural Resources Department within four (4) days of the sale.

OTHER PROVISIONS:      
1) Harvest activities must comply with the 2019/2020 Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Geoduck regulation.

2) The Compliance Officer will monitor weigh-out of all clams before any dive vessel leaves the tract, or at the previously designated off-load site. For all tracts the off-load site is Zittles Marina.  The 2019 IDQ?s will be based on the Compliance Officer?s recorded weights, which appear on the Squaxin Island Tribes weighout slips.

3) Divers must harvest within the tract boundary markers and also no shallower than -18 feet and no deeper than -70 feet corrected to zero tide.

4) Harvest will be halted if biotoxin levels rise to unsafe levels.

5) Commingling geoduck clams from tracts is strictly prohibited.

6) All divers are responsible to maintain compliance with the National Sanitation Shellfish Program (NSSP).

7) The estimated harvest does not reflect any annual allocation of the Squaxin Islands Tribe?s Region 7 treaty share.

JUSTIFICATION:         
Harvest available geoduck clam resource.