Clam and Oyster Harvest Regulations

Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-113

Date:
October 13th, 2017

Effective Date:
October 19th, 2017

Area:
Privately owned tidelands in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:
Totten Inlet

BIDN:
PTL_Walton2 (284211) parcel nos. 139262101000 &13926210000 and
PTL_Walton1 (284168) parcel no. 13926230108

Pick up Location:
Arcadia Point 1 hour prior to start time

Dates/Times:
The Walton1 and Walton2 tidelands are opened for harvesters from group B on the list Thursday October 19th, 2017 from 11:00 AM through 2:00 PM

Gear/Technique:
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:
Walton1 12 harvesters
Walton1 11 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:
Walton1 1,753 pounds and Walton2 1,500 pounds

Bag Limit:
A minimum of 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available. 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 Treaty share on private tidelands.

Other Restrictions:
All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer.

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.

Harvesters must ride with the designated buyer or Natural Resources to participate, beaches by boat access only.

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.

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. 2017-114

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: 
October 19, 2017

Effective Date:
October 24, 2017

Pickup location:  
Walker Park  1 hour prior to the dig start time

Area:    
Privately owned tidelands in Hammersley Inlet

Growing Area:     
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN:     
PTL_Verlinde (284011) parcel no. 320222400020

Dates/Times: 
The Verlinde tidelands are opened for Group C harvesters on the list on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 2:30 AM through 5:30 AM

Gear/Technique: 
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:    
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:    
20

Estimated Harvest:   
Up to 2768 pounds

Bag Limit: 
A minimum of 140 pounds of clams may be harvested per harvester, however the limit may be raised on the beach by the monitor depending on effort and market available.  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 Treaty share on private tidelands.

Other Restrictions:   
All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer.

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.

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.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017 – 115

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:    
October 19h,  2017

Effective Date: 
October 24th , 2017

Area:    
Hammersley Inlet

Pick Up Location:  
Arcadia Boat Ramp @ 1:45 am

BIDN:   
284060 (332024500018) PTL_Fenner(Davis)

Growing Area:   
Hammersley Inlet

Dates/Times:  
Open for harvesters on the list only:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 2:30 AM through 5:30 am

Gear/Technique:  
Hand held prying tool

Shellfish Type: 
523- Pacific Oyster

Estimated Effort:   
2 harvesters per harvest day

Size Limit:
There is no size limit for this harvest.

Justification: 
Available oyster resource.

Other Restrictions:  
Oyster Harvest will be in compliance with Squaxin Island Tribe Vibrio Plan. Product sold to dealer directly onsite. Time to Cooling requirement shall be the responsibility of the dealer.

Harvesters must be on the list in order to participate in this harvest.  The list will be in possession of Squaxin Staff on site and in the Natural Resources Office.

All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer on site.


Intertidal Shellfish Regulation No. 2017-116

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:
October 19, 2017

Effective Date:  
October 25, 2017

Pickup:   
Arcadia 1 / 2 hour prior to dig start time

Growing Area:    
Hammersley Inlet

BIDN: 
PTL_Fenner (284060) parcel#332024500018

Dates/Times:   
The DavisFenner LEASE tidelands are open for harvesters from D GROUP on the list only:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
3:30 AM through 6:30 AM

Gear/Technique:   
Hand held fork

Shellfish Type:   
509- Manila clams

Estimated Effort:  
No more than 13 harvesters

Estimated Harvest:   
No more than 3,400 pounds

Bag Limit:    
A minimum of 190 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 tidelands.

Other Restrictions:    
All harvest must be sold to the designated buyer.

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 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. 2017-117

Date:       
October 19th, 2017

Effective Date:      
October 27th, 2017

Area:    
Clam Fresh Nursery Beach in Totten Inlet

Growing Area:        
Totten Inlet

BIDN:     
SXN_Nursery Beach

Dates/Times:    
SENIORS ON THE LIST ONLY
Open Friday, October 27th
4:00 AM through 7:00AM

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.