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.
Information contact: Camille Speck, WDFW Point Whitney Shellfish Laboratory, (360) 796-4601, ext. 234.
Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.