Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-53

Date:
May 11, 2018

Effective Date:
May 18, 2018

Area:
Oakland Bay, Channel

BIDN:
281035

Dates/Times:
FOR ALL GROUPS
Friday, May 18, 2018
2:30PM through 5:30 PM

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 drugsand/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. 2018-54

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:
May 17, 2018

Effective Date:
May 21, 2018

Area:
Oakland Bay, Westside and Flats

Growing Area:
Oakland Bay

BIDN:
281030 and 281040

Dates/Times:
FOR GROUPS D & A.
Monday, May 21
5:00 PM through 8:00 PM

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 and licensed harvesters that are not in the Group or List shown on this regulation. No assistance by licensed harvesters that are in a group not listed on this regulation.)

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.

Family assistants, descendants of Squaxin Island Tribal Member children under the age of 16, may harvest alongside of any licensed harvester. Any assistance (family under the age of 16 or non-member spouses) 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.? Harvesters must be assigned to the harvest group(s) listed in this regulation to participate in this harvest, (except family and spouse assistants described above).

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. 2018-55

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:
May 17th, 2018

Effective Date:
May 22nd, 2018

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

Growing Area:
Oakland Bay

BIDN:
PTL_Young_S (284128) parcels# 32015-50-00008
PTL_Dinh_NT (284279) Parcel # 32015-50-00009

Dates/Times:
The Young and Dinh tidelands are open for harvesters from Group A on the list.
Tuesday, May 22nd
6:00 PM through 9:00 PM

Gear/Technique:
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
PTL_Young_S 9 harvesters
PTL_Dinh_NT 11 Harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
PTL_Young_S 1,264 pounds
PTL_Dinh_NT 1,570 pounds

Bag Limit:
A minimum of 140 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 the designated buyer.

There will be no designated diggers allowed for these digs. Harvesters must be present and able to harvest clams to have a quota.

Harvesters may only dig within the marked areas on the beach.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-56

Date:  
May 17th, 2018

Effective Date:   
May 25th, 2018

Growing Area:    
Totten Inlet

BIDN:   
PTL_Buser_C (284261) parcel# 31901-14-00010
PTL_Buser_C2 (284212) parcel# 31901-14-00200

Dates/Times:   
Harvesters on the list only
Friday, May 25th
9:00 AM through 12:00 PM

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

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type: 
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort: 
8 harvesters

Estimated Harvest: 
PTL_BuserC 689 pounds
PTL_Buser_C2 689 pounds

Bag Limit: 
At least 140 pounds of clams per harvester.

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

Justification:  
Harvest available resource on grower beaches.

Other Restrictions:
There will be no designated diggers allowed for these digs.  Harvesters must be present and able to harvest clams to have a quota. Unauthorized people are not allowed on the beach during a Tribal Harvest. (i.e., boyfriends, girlfriends, non-tribal members above the age of 16 and tribal members and licensed harvesters that are not in the Group or List shown on this regulation.)

Harvesters may only dig within the marked areas on the beach.

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.