Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-135

Date:
December 5th, 2017

Effective Date:
December 7th, 2017

Area:
State Owned Lease in Oakland Bay

Growing Areas:
Oakland Bay

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

BIDN:
DNR_SXN_ Lease (281011)
DNR_OB_lease (281009)

Dates/Times:
The SXN and OB Oakland Bay Leases is opened for harvesters from Group D only: Thursday, December 7th, 2017 from 1:30 AM through 4:30 AM

Gear/Technique:
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
25 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
4,500 pounds per day.

Bag Limit:

Bag limits for individual harvesters is 190 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 leased 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. 2017-136

Date: 
December 7th, 2017

Effective Date:  
December 12th, 2017

Area:   
Clam Fresh Nursery Beach in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:   
Totten Inlet

BIDN:    
SXN_NurseryBeach

Dates/Times:   
SENIORS ON THE LIST ONLY
Tuesday, December 12th
7:00 PM through 10:00 PM

Pick up Location:  
Parking at the Clam Fresh Nursery

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:     
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
20-35 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest:    
5,000 lbs.

Bag Limit:   
No more than 180 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 on tribally owned beaches.

Other Restrictions:
These are senior only digs, only seniors on the list may participate in these harvests.  The list will be maintained by the Natural Resources Office and in the possession of the harvest monitor.

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. 2017-137
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: 
December 7th, 2017

Effective Date:
December 14th, 2017

Area:
Oakland Bay, Dikes 7 & 12
Growing Area:
Oakland Bay

BIDN:
281090

Dates/Times:
GROUPS D & A AND SENIORS FROM GROUPS D & A.
Opened Thursday, December 14th, 2017 from 9:30 PM through 12:30 AM

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
80 harvesters per harvest day

Estimated Harvest: 
8,000 lbs per day

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

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

Justification:
Harvest of available shellfish resource.

Other Restrictions:
Beach may only be accessed by parking at Taylors pull out on Highway 3 and walking the beach, parking at state owned parking lot and walking around or by boat.

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.)

Digging is restricted to the marked areas of the beach only.  Digging 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 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.