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WAC 220-56-310

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Shellfish—Daily limits.

It is unlawful for any one person to take more than the following quantities and sizes of shellfish for personal use in any one day:
(1) Cockles, borers and clams in the shell, other than razor clams, geoduck clams and horse clams, 40 clams total, or 10 pounds, whichever is achieved first except:
(a) In Skagit Bay, east of a line projected from Browns Point to Swinomish Slough entrance: Diggers may additionally retain up to 20 pounds of eastern softshell clams in the shell.
(b) In Willapa Bay: Diggers may additionally retain up to 24 cockles.
(2) Razor clams: 15 clams.
(3) Geoduck clams: 3 clams.
(4) Horse clams: 7 clams.
(5) Oysters: 18 oysters, shucked and the shells left on the beach. Minimum size before shucking two and one-half inches along the longest dimension of the shell.
(6) Rock scallops: 6 scallops.
(7) Weathervane scallops: 12 scallops (over 4 inches).
(8) Spiny and pink scallops: 10 pounds or 5 quarts in the shell, in the aggregate.
(9) Shrimp:
(a) In Areas 1 through 3 and Area 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line: Total weight 25 pounds, maximum 200 spot shrimp as part of the 25-pound limit.
(b) In Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line and Areas 5 through 13: First Saturday in May through May 31, daily limit 80 shrimp; during all other open periods total weight 10 pounds, maximum 80 spot shrimp as part of the 10-pound limit.
(10) Pinto abalone: Closed statewide.
(11) Crawfish: 10 pounds in the shell. Minimum size 3 1/4 inches from tip of rostrum to tip of tail. Female crawfish with eggs or young attached to the abdomen must be released immediately.
(12) Sea cucumbers: 25 sea cucumbers.
(13) Red sea urchins: 18 sea urchins.
(14) Purple sea urchins: 18 sea urchins.
(15) Green sea urchins: 36 sea urchins.
(16) Dungeness crab:
(a) In Area 1 except when fishing from the north jetty of the Columbia River and Areas 2, 3, and 4 west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line - 6 male crab.
(b) In Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line, and Areas 5, 6, 7, 8-1, 8-2, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 - 5 male crabs.
(c) In the Columbia River upstream of a line from the outermost end of the north jetty to the exposed end of the south jetty, or when fishing from the north jetty of the Columbia River - 12 male crab.
(17) Red rock crab: 6 crab.
(18) Mussels: 10 pounds in the shell, in the aggregate.
(19) Goose barnacles: 10 pounds of whole barnacles or 5 pounds of barnacle stalks.
(20) Ghost and mud shrimp: 10 dozen.
(21) King and box crab: Closed statewide.
(22) Tanner crab: 6 crab.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012 and 77.12.047. WSR 13-19-007 (Order 13-221), § 220-56-310, filed 9/5/13, effective 10/6/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 77.12.047. WSR 10-07-105 (Order 10-64), § 220-56-310, filed 3/19/10, effective 5/1/10; WSR 08-07-003, § 220-56-310, filed 3/5/08, effective 4/5/08; WSR 06-05-085 (Order 06-23), § 220-56-310, filed 2/14/06, effective 5/1/06; WSR 05-12-007 (Order 05-102), § 220-56-310, filed 5/19/05, effective 6/19/05; WSR 05-05-035 (Order 05-15), § 220-56-310, filed 2/10/05, effective 5/1/05; WSR 04-17-088 (Order 04-217), § 220-56-310, filed 8/16/04, effective 9/16/04; WSR 04-07-009 (Order 04-39), § 220-56-310, filed 3/4/04, effective 5/1/04; WSR 02-08-048 (Order 02-53), § 220-56-310, filed 3/29/02, effective 5/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080, 77.12.040. WSR 00-08-038 (Order 00-29), § 220-56-310, filed 3/29/00, effective 5/1/00; WSR 99-15-081 (Order 99-102), § 220-56-310, filed 7/20/99, effective 8/20/99; WSR 99-08-029 (Order 99-13), § 220-56-310, filed 3/30/99, effective 5/1/99; WSR 98-06-031, § 220-56-310, filed 2/26/98, effective 5/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 97-07-078 (Order 97-53), § 220-56-310, filed 3/19/97, effective 5/1/97; WSR 95-04-066 (Order 95-10), § 220-56-310, filed 1/30/95, effective 5/1/95; WSR 93-08-034 (Order 93-20), § 220-56-310, filed 3/31/93, effective 5/1/93; WSR 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), § 220-56-310, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; WSR 90-06-026, § 220-56-310, filed 2/28/90, effective 3/31/90; WSR 89-07-060 (Order 89-12), § 220-56-310, filed 3/16/89; WSR 88-12-025 (Order 88-28), § 220-56-310, filed 5/25/88, effective 8/22/88; WSR 88-10-013 (Order 88-15), § 220-56-310, filed 4/26/88; WSR 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), § 220-56-310, filed 4/21/87; WSR 86-24-046 (Order 86-190), § 220-56-310, filed 11/26/86; WSR 86-09-020 (Order 86-08), § 220-56-310, filed 4/9/86; WSR 85-12-046 (Order 85-57), § 220-56-310, filed 6/5/85; WSR 84-09-026 (Order 84-22), § 220-56-310, filed 4/11/84; WSR 83-04-027 (Order 83-06), § 220-56-310, filed 1/27/83; WSR 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), § 220-56-310, filed 3/18/82; WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-310, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]