Management plans must be consistent with our mandate
to preserve, protect and perpetuate the resource.
Management plans must be consistent with the provisions
of the federal court's implementation plan and other
For clams and oysters, the state has developed
a list of artificial beds the tribes are not entitled
to fish on. Regional management plans include only
natural beds. Disputes over which beds are artificial
will be resolved in a separate process and not be
included in the 1996 harvest planning process. Resources
on artificial beds may be used in cases where resource
trades result in increased non-Indian harvest opportunities
or other measurable benefits
For clams and oysters, the tribes must agree to
the provisions of the Puget Sound Management Agreement
before the state will agree to a commercial tribal
WDFW will not agree to the tribes engaging in
enhancement activities on public property except
when it will significantly benefit non-Indian fisheries.
For underutilized species, the state will promote
common regulations and passive management strategies
to govern tribal and non-Indian harvest activities.
Harvest management plans should generally avoid
interannual equitable adjustments.
The state will only consider state/tribal trades
of shellfish species when the benefit to the state
is deemed to be equal or greater than the benefit
to the tribes. The state will focus on trades that
result in increased recreational harvest opportunities
on State Parks and other popular beaches.