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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


July 16, 1998
Contact: Chuck Bolland, (360) 902-2255

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Jefferson County beaches offer clam digging opportunities

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced the following Jefferson County beaches are open for the recreational harvest of clams until further notice:

  • Port Townsend Ship Canal
  • Shine Tidelands State Park
  • South Indian Island County Park
Also effective immediately, and until further notice, the Point Whitney Tidelands are closed to clam and oyster harvest.

Information on clam limits may be obtained from the 1998 "Fishing in Washington" regulations pamphlet. The information is also available on the WDFW home page, wdfw.wa.gov

A Shellfish/Seaweed license is required for Washington residents 15 years of age and older. All non-residents are required to have a license at any age.