Clam, oyster seasons will not open at three beaches on Jan. 1

by WA Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Action:  Closes clam and oyster harvesting opportunities at Belfair State Park and Port Gamble Heritage Park Tidelands and clam harvesting opportunities at Point Whitney Tidelands and Lagoon. 

Effective date: Jan. 1, 2022, until further notice. 

Species affected:  Clams and oysters. 

Location: Belfair State Park, Point Whitney Tidelands and Lagoon, and Port Gamble Heritage Park Tidelands. 

Reason for action: Seasons for these beaches will change in 2022. This action is needed to accommodate 2022 season changes that are currently involved in the permanent rule-making process. WDFW expects final 2022 season changes will be effective in the Spring of 2022. 

Additional information:  Information on 2022 clam and oyster season-setting via permanent rule making can be found at

Information contact:  Camille Speck, Port Townsend District Office, 360-302-3030, ext. 313 

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