Clam

ALL AREAS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR COMMERCIAL CLAM FISHERIES.

 

DECEMBER 5, 2022:

SUBSISTENCE CLAMS:

Lone Tree Point, open two tides per month until further notice. See schedule below for dates. Lone Tree Point is defined as tidelands south of the pier dock and north of the western edge of Reef Point Road. Harvest is not to exceed one 5-gallon bucket per day, per digger. Only butter clams can be harvested. No cockle or native littleneck harvest is allowed. All other beaches within Swinomish U&A and the Swinomish Reservation are closed to Subsistence harvest unless opened by regulation.

Butter clams from Lone Tree Point were tested for PSP on January 17, 2023 and none was detected.

OPEN: 9:00PM Saturday January 21, 2023

CLOSED: 2:00AM Monday January 23, 2023

Madrona, West Penn Cove and Twin Lagoons are also open for Subsistence harvest of native littlenecks, manillas and cockles only. Butters are closed due to biotoxin until further notice. Harvest is not to exceed one 5-gallon bucket per day (no more than 1/2 bucket of manilla and/or native littleneck clams), per digger.

Ala Spit is also open for subsistence harvest of butter clams only. Harvest is not to exceed one 5-gallon bucket per day, per digger.

A Subsistence Permit is REQUIRED to harvest and can be obtained by contacting the Fisheries Office at 360-391-2494.

Clam