According to a WDFW press release found here, people with ideas about how to improve sport fisheries (including razor clams) in Puget Sound and Washington’s coastal waters can submit their proposals to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) through April 30.
Razor Clam enthusiasts can propose fishing rule changes online at wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/ or obtain a submission form by calling (360) 902-2700. The website includes more information about this year’s rule proposal process.
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for WDFW, also is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposed rule changes in November.
The commission, which has the final word on which fishing rules are adopted, is expected to take final action on the sport fishing rule changes at a public meeting in December. Rules adopted by the commission will take effect in July 2017.
You can also email the Razor Clam Society (admin@ razorclamsociety.org) and we will assist you in the submission process of razor clam specific ideas.