Clam

July 10, 2024:

UPCOMING BAIT CLAM HARVEST: Next harvest date and times TBD


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).

HARVEST DATES:

OPEN:              9:45 AM      Friday     July 5, 2024
CLOSED:         1:45 PM     Friday     July 5, 2024

OPEN:            10:00 AM     Sunday     July 21, 2024
CLOSED:         2:00 PM     Sunday     July 21, 2024

OPEN:              8:45 AM     Friday       August 2, 2024
CLOSED:        12:45 PM     Friday       August 2, 2024

OPEN:              9:00 AM     Sunday     August 18, 2024
CLOSED:         1:00 PM    Sunday     August 18, 2024

OPEN:              9:15 AM     Sunday    September 1, 2024
CLOSED:         1:15 PM     Sunday    September 1, 2024

OPEN:              1:00 AM     Sunday     September 22, 2024
CLOSE:            5:00 AM    Sunday    September 22, 2024

Lone Tree butter clams were tested for PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poison) on July 2nd and none was detected. Testing occurs monthly from April-October.

ALA SPIT: Open 8:00AM on Thusday, February 8, 2024 and will close at 11:59PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2024, or when combined treaty harvest share of 2,421 lbs of butters is taken. NO Cockles, horse clams, native littlenecks or manilas can be harvested from this beach.

WEST PENN COVE: Open 8:00AM on Thursday, February 8, 2024 and will close at 11:59PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2024, or when combined treaty harvest share of 20,502 lbs of butters, 3,263 lbs of cockles and 4,829 lbs of native littlenecks and manilas is taken. NO horse clams can be harvested from this beach.

TWIN LAGOONS: Open 8:00AM on Thursday, February 8, 2024 and will close at 11:59PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2024 or when combined treaty harvest share of 7,038 lbs of butters and 1,393 lbs of native littlenecks or manilas is taken. NO cockles or horse clams can be harvested from this beach.

MADRONA: Open 8:00AM on Thursday, February 8, 2024 and will close at 11:59PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2024 or when combined treaty harves share of 5,227 lbs of butters is taken. NO cockles, horse clams, native littlenecks or manilas can be harvested from this beach.

TURNERS BAY: Will open for subsustence harvest (butters & steamers) on Saturday, August 3, 2024, from 9:30am until 1:30pm.

SNEE-OOSH POINT: Will open for subsistence harvest (butters & steamers) on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 9:30am until 1:30pm.

EASTERN KUKUTALI PRESERVE: Will open for subsistence harvest (butters & steamers) on Wednesday, August 21, 2024, from 11:15am until 3:15pm.

 

SUBSISTENCE 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 bdean@swinomish.nsn.us

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 bdean@swinomish.nsn.us

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