Clam and Oyster Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-06

Date:  
January 11th, 2019

Effective Date:  
January 16th, 2019

Area:    
Squaxin Island, S18 Marked Section

Growing Area:   
Pickering Passage

BIDN: 
S18 Marked Section

Dates/Times:   
LICENSED HARVESTERS ON GROUPS B AND A
Wednesday, January 16th
7:00 PM through 10:00 PM

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

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
50 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest: 
6,000 lbs.

Bag Limit:  
No more than 140 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.

Other Restrictions:
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. 2019-07

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:      
January 16, 2019

Effective Date:  
January 21, 2019

Pickup: 
Senior Beach 1 / 2 hour prior to dig start time

Area:     
Oakland Bay, Channel

BIDN:  
281035

Dates/Times:  
FOR ALL GROUPS
Monday January 21
11:30 PM through 2:30 AM

Gear/Technique:   
Wet fork only

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
75 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:    
10,000 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.

Justification:   
Available clam resource.

Other Restrictions: 
Digging is restricted to the 1.5 tide height and below.

Designated diggers may dig their and their designee’s limit in the Channel only.  Dry digging will not be allowed.  Seniors must wet dig.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2019-08

Date: 
January 16th, 2019

Effective Date:   
January 23rd, 2019

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

Growing Area:   
Oakland Bay

BIDN:    
Munson Point (MP1)

Dates/Times:        
Harvesters on the list only.
Wednesday, January 23rd
12:30 AM through 3:30 AM

Gear/Technique:    
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
25 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:
3,500 lbs per day

Bag Limit:   
No more than 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester.
There will be no designated digging during this harvest.

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

Justification: 
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging outside of the designated area 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.

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.