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Wildlife Department plans to survey elk with hoof disease, euthanize those with severe symptoms

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) plans to conduct a broad-based survey this summer of elk with hoof disease in southwest Washington and will likely euthanize those with severe symptoms of the crippling ailment. To help

New Washington Board meeting to prioritize removal of fish barriers statewide

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A new board responsible for restoring fish habitat by expediting the removal of fish barriers in Washington’s streams will hold its first meeting June 17 in Olympia. The Fish Passage Barrier Removal Board will develop a statewide strategy for removing

Catch trout, salmon, crab across Washington during Free Fishing Weekend

Fish Washington

Some of the most popular fishing opportunities are available for anglers in the coming weeks, including trout in hundreds of rivers, crab in south Puget Sound, chinook in the Columbia River and salmon in ocean waters along the coast. Sound

Fish without a license during Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8

Fish Washington

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license. How? By taking advantage of ‘Free Fishing Weekend,’ scheduled for June 7-8.   During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish

WDFW cautions boaters to steer clear of killer whales

Nancy Black / Monterey Bay Whale Watch

With summer approaching, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is reminding recreational boaters to give killer whales and other marine mammals a wide berth. State and federal law requires boaters to stay at least 200 yards away from

Final razor clam digs of the season to start May 27

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers will have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during a final opening set to begin May 27. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams

WDFW schedules public meetings on plans to survey public and private beaches

Washington beaches

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will host meetings in June to discuss plans to survey public and private beaches around south Puget Sound for forage fish habitat. Beginning in June 2014, the Washington Department of Fish and

Razor clam digs approved to start May 13, tentative dates listed through June 1

Westport clam diggers

OLYMPIA – Clam diggers hoping for a few late-season razor clam digs on Washington beaches will have plenty of options to consider. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today approved eight days of digging, beginning May 13. WDFW

Morning razor clam digs continue this week at Long Beach and Twin Harbors, more digs possible mid-May

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park. (This beach is closed to harvest until further notice)

Morning razor clam digs continue on the Long Beach and Twin Harbors beaches through Sunday, with a 3-day dig approved on Mocrocks beach May 2nd through the 4th. WDFW gave the OK for the series of digs after marine toxin

WDFW and Wild Fish Conservancy settle lawsuit over ‘early winter’ hatchery steelhead releases

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today it has reached an agreement with the Wild Fish Conservancy that will stop litigation against the department over its Puget Sound hatchery programs for 2½ years and permit

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