2024 Clam and Oyster Season

Rule-making status: Permanent

Rule Making Reference# P2023-16

The department is considering annual changes to rules for recreational clam, mussel, and oyster harvest seasons. These changes are based on recent clam and oyster population survey data, recreational harvest projections, and negotiations affecting intertidal Treaty and non-Treaty fisheries, along with public health considerations. Seasons will be opened or extended on some public beaches and closed or shortened on others. 


Public comments

To view and submit comments, please visit the 2024 Clam and Oyster Season engagement page.  

You may also leave comments by sending an email to 2024clamandoyster@publicinput.com or by leaving a voicemail message at 855-925-2801 and entering project code 5739.

Comments will be accepted until the end of the comment period on February 27, 2024.            


Public hearing

February 27 at 5:30 pm. 

This meeting will take place via Zoom. The public may participate in the meeting but must register in advance. To register for the meeting, please log onto this website -  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ Ak1UJmC4RGqunwoFTGufZA



For more information

Staff Contact: Camille Speck at Camille.Speck@dfw.wa.gov.

Assistance for Additional Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities Contact:
Title VI/ADA Compliance Coordinator  
Phone: (360) 902-2349, TTY: 1-800-833-6388 OR 711  
Email: Title6@dfw.wa.gov