Clam and Oyster Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2018-133

Date:     
November 14th, 2018

Effective Date:

November 19th   2018

Area:

Clam Fresh Blakely Beach in Totten Inlet

Growing Area: 

Totten Inlet

BIDN:
BK1 (SXN_Blakely)

Dates/Times:
SENIORS ON THE LIST ONLY
Monday, November 19th
8:30 PM through 11:30 PM

Pick up Location:  
Clam Fresh Nursery 15 minutes prior to the dig

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. 2018-134

Date:   
November 14th,  2018

Effective Date:    
November 20th  , 2018

Area:        
Squaxin Island, S18 Marked Section

Growing Area:    
Pickering Passage

BIDN:     
S18  Marked Section

Dates/Times:      
OPEN FOR LICENSED HARVESTERS ON GROUPS D  AND C
Tuesday,  November 20th
8:30 PM through 11:30 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.