Dosewallips State Park

  • Action: The sport clam fishing season at Dosewallips State Park will open on April 1, 2013.
  • Effective date: Dosewallips State Park: April 1 through Aug. 15, 2013.
  • Species affected: All clams.
  • Location: Dosewallips State Park, in area defined by boundary markers and signs posted on the beach. This beach is located in Jefferson County near Brinnon.
  • Reason for action: Recreational effort increased significantly in 2012, and the state clam share was overharvested, requiring WDFW to shorten the season by 3 ½ months in 2013. Oysters remain open year-round on this beach.

Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon)

  • Action: The sport clam fishing season will open on March 15, 2013.
  • Effective date: Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon): Open March 15 through March 31, 2013.
  • Species affected: All clams.
  • Location: Point Whitney Tidelands (excluding Point Whitney Lagoon). This beach is located in Jefferson County near Brinnon.
  • Reason for action: Surveys indicate that the clam population on this beach has decreased, requiring WDFW to shorten the season by two weeks in 2013. Oyster season will remain open on this beach from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2013.
  • Action: The sport clam fishing season will open on March 15, 2013.

Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 796-4601, ext. 234.

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