ALL AREAS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR COMMERCIAL CLAM FISHERIES.
UPCOMING BAIT CLAM HARVEST:
None scheduled due to biotoxin levels at harvest sites. Call or text 360-391-2494 for further details or updates.
OPEN AREAS FOR SUBSISTENCE CLAM HARVEST:
LONE TREE POINT (open for butters only) is open two tides per month until further notice. See schedule below for dates. Lone Tree Point is defined as tidelands south of the pier dock and north of the western edge of Reef Point Road. No cockle or native littleneck harvest is allowed (including the areas both North and South of Lone Tree Point as well as the reef that is exposed during low tides off Lone Tree point)
Butter clams from Lone Tree Point were tested for PSP on September 25, 2023 and none was detected.
OPEN: 7:30AM Tuesday, September 26, 2023
CLOSED: 12:30PM Wednesday, September 27, 2023
ALA SPIT #240265: (open for butters only) opened at 8:00AM on January 31, 2023 and will close at 11:59PM on December 31, 2023, or when treaty harvest share is taken, whichever occurs first. Combined treaty harvest not to exceed 3,228 lbs of butters.
HARVEST AMOUNT (all beaches): Not to exceed one 5 gallon bucket per day, per digger (no more than 1/2 bucket of manila and/or native littleneck clams on beaches where species is open).
PERMITTED GEAR (all beaches): Hand held fork, rake, or shovel
RESTRICTIONS (all beaches): Only individuals with valid Swinomish Indian Tribal Community shellfish permits for subsistence harvest are allowed to dig clams. Permits can be obtained thru the Fisheries department: Text your request to 360-391-2494 or email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
MINIMUM SIZE size limit for butters is 1 1/2 inches.
ALL CLAM HOLES MUST BE BACKFILLED (all beaches)
NO TRESSPASSING (all beaches) across private property, public access only.
CATCH ACCOUNTING: All harvest must be recorded with the Swinomish Fisheries Department.Text your harvest total (in pounds) to 360-391-2494 or email your total to email@example.com