LUMMI INDIAN BUSINESS COUNCIL
LUMMI FISHERIES REGULATION HOTLINE MESSAGE #2024-023
RECORDED AT 09:19 AM FRIDAY MAY 24, 2024
HOTLINE NUMBER: (360) 380-6899
NEW NOTICES:

NOTICE: C&S SHELLFISH: PORTAGE BAY AND LUMMI BAY ARE CURRENTLY SAFE FOR SHELLFISH HARVEST. BELLINGHAM BAY, BIRCH BAY AND DRAYTON HARBOR ARE  CLOSED FOR SHELLFISH HARVEST DUE TO HIGH BIOTOXIN LEVELS. SAMPLES ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS, CHECK THE HOTLINE ON A REGULAR BASIS FOR UPDATES. NOTICE: OFF RESERVATION BIOTOXIN RESULTS CAN BE FOUND ON WWW.DOH.WA.GOV OR CALL THE RED TIDE HOTLINE AT 1-800-562-5632. UPDATES ARE ALSO POSTED ON THE LUMMI NATION WEBSITE FOR ON AND OFF RESERVATION SHELLFISH BEACHES. NOTICE: PER TITLE 10 LCL PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE DISCARDING OR OTHERWISE DISPOSING OF ANY LITTER OR OTHER WASTE MATERIAL UPON ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE LANDS OR IN ANY WATERS. PER THE TITLE IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP ALL U&A FISHING AREAS CLEAN OF GARBAGE, OLD NETS AND LINES, DERELICT BOAT TRAILERS, AND ABANDONED VEHICLES. NOTICE: BCS REQUESTS THAT LNR GIVE 24 HOUR NOTICE WHEN REQUESTING FISH FOR COMMUNITY EVENTS. PLEASE CONTACT LNR 24 HOUR IN ADVANCE PRIOR TO PICKING UP FISH TO INSURE TIME FOR BCS TO RETRIEVE IT.

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PERMANENT NOTICES:

NOTICE: SHELLFISH HARVESTED FROM BEDS WITH PSP LEVELS ABOVE 79 SHOULD NOT BE EATEN. FURTHERMORE, SHELLFISH HARVESTED FROM BEDS WITH DSP LEVELS ABOVE 15 SHOULD NOT BE EATEN. NOTICE: OFF-RESERVATION BIOTOXIN RESULTS CAN BE FOUND ON WWW.DOH.WA.GOV OR CALL THE RED TIDE HOTLINE AT 1-800-562-5632. NOTICE ALL SUBSISTANCE HARVEST MUST BE RECORDED ON A FISH TICKET AT TIME OF LANDING OR RECORDED ON (360) 312-2305 BEFORE LEAVING THE HARVEST AREA. TAKEHOME INFORMATION TO REPORT IS DATE OF CATCH, FISHER'S NAME, ID NUMBER, CATCH AREA, AND NUMBER OF CATCH BY SPECIES. NOTICE PURSUANT TO TITLE 10 ALL VESSELS IN THE LUMMI FISHERIES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH NATURAL RESOURCES, HAVE THE REGISTRATION NUMBER ON THE HULL AND HAVE ON BOARD THE REGISTRATION CARD AND REQUIRED SAFETY EQUIPMENT. NOTICE IT IS A VIOLATION OF SECTION 10.15.200 OF TITLE 10 TO HARVEST SHELLFISH IN UNAPPROVED AREAS PURSUANT TO SHELLFISH SANITATION REGULATION 2001. NOTICE NO LUMMI REGISTERED GEAR OR FISHERMEN SHALL FISH WITHIN LUMMI'S USUAL & ACCUSTOMED FISHING AREAS EXCEPT ON DAYS AND TIMES WHEN THE LUMMI TRIBE SHALL HAVE OPENED THE FISHERY. MINIMUM PENALTY FOR VIOLATION IS CONFISCATION OF CATCH OR CATCH VALUE IF SOLD. ALL FISHERIES AND AREAS ARE CLOSED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY OPENED. IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE LUMMI ORDINANCE TO SELL TO ANY BUYER NOT LICENSED BY THE LUMMI TRIBE. IT IS THE FISHER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THE BUYER IS LICENSED BEFORE YOU SELL OU

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SHRIMP FISHERY NOTICES:

COMMERCIAL SHRIMP:  COMMERCIAL NON-SPOT SHRIMP IS OPEN.  REGION 1; REGION 2 WEST; AND REGION 3  AREAS 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B CLOSES 5 PM MONDAY, MAY 27.  AREAS 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B, 25B, 25D AND 26A WEST EXCEPT THOSE PORTIONS OF 23A, 23B AND 25A SOUTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM TRIAL ISLAND LIGHT (OFF VICTORIA, B.C.) TO VESSEL TRAFFIC LANE BUOY "R" (BETWEEN HEIN BANK AND DUNGENESS SPIT) TO THE POINT WILSON LIGHT ARE OPEN AND CLOSES 5 PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 OR WHEN THE TRIBAL SHARE IS TAKEN.  RESTRICTIONS:  FISH I.D. MUST BE VALIDATED FOR SHRIMP.  MAXIMUM 100 POTS PER VESSEL.  SPOT SRIMP CANNOT BE SOLD OR RETAINED.  ALL HARVEST MUST CEASE AT CLOSING.  POTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH FISHERIES.  BUOY MUST BE ATTACHED TO POT WITH FISH I.D. NUMBER WRITTEN ON IT.  ALL NON SPOT SHRIMP INTENDED FOR PERSONAL USE MUST BE REPORTED ON FISH TICKETS AT TIME OF LANDING.  MUST COMPLY WITH TITLE 10 AND THE CURRENT NON-SPOT SHRIMP REGULATION POSTED IN FISHERIES OFFICE.

COMMERCIAL SPOT SHRIMP: IS CLOSED.

C&S SHRIMP: IS OPEN BY PERMIT ONLY

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SALMON FISHERY NOTICES:

COMMERCIAL SALMON:  COMMERCIAL CHINOOK IS CLOSED. 

C&S SALMON: C&S TROLL:  IS CLOSED.

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HALIBUT FISHERY NOTICES:

COMMERCIAL HALIBUT: IS CLOSED.

C&S HALIBUT: IS OPEN BY PERMIT ONLY.

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CLAM FISHERY NOTICES:

MANILA CLAM COMMERCIAL HARVEST. ALL ON-RESERVATION AREAS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


C&S SHELLFISH: NOTICE: PORTAGE BAY AND LUMMI BAY ARE CURRENTLY SAFE FOR SHELLFISH HARVEST. BELLINGHAM BAY, BIRCH BAY AND DRAYTON HARBOR ARE CLOSED FOR SHELLFISH HARVEST DUE TO HIGH BIOTOXIN LEVELS.  SAMPLES ARE TESTED ON A REGULAR BASIS SO CHECK THE HOTLINE ON A REGULAR BASIS FOR UPDATES. NOTICE: OFF-RESERVATION BIOTOXIN RESULTS CAN BE FOUND ON WWW.DOH.WA.GOV OR CALL THE RED TIDE HOTLINE AT 1-800-562-5632. UPDATES ARE ALSO POSTED ON THE LUMMI NATION WEBSITE FOR ON AND OFF-RESERVATION SHELLFISH BEACHES

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CRAB FISHERY NOTICES:

COMMERCIAL CRAB:  REGION 1, REGION 2 AND REGION 3-1 ARE CLOSED.
C&S CRAB: IS OPEN BY PERMIT ONLY.

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GENERAL DIVE FISHERY NOTICES:

COMMERCIAL HARVEST DIVING: REGULATION 2019-09, LUMMI NATION COMMERCIAL HARVEST DIVING STANDARDS, ARE NOW IN EFFECT. THE REGULATION STIPULATES THAT FISHERS PARTICIPATING IN COMMERCIAL HARVEST DIVING ACTIVITIES PERMITTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE LUMMI NATION MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES SET FORTH IN THE FEBRUARY 2019 VERSION OF THE LNR COMMERCIAL HARVEST DIVING STANDARDS MANUAL. FURTHERMORE, A COPY OF THE MANUAL IS REQUIRED ABOARD ALL VESSELS PARTICIPATING IN DIVE FISHERIES. COPIES OF REGULATION 2019-09 AND THE COMMERCIAL HARVEST DIVING STANDARDS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LNR OFFICE AND ONLINE IN THE DOCUMENT CENTER UNDER THE LNR HARVEST MANAGEMENT WEBSITE. OPERATORS AND FISHERS MUST OBTAIN VALIDATIONS AND COMPLY WITH ALL PROVISIONS OF TITLE 10. COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF SEA CUCUMBERS AND SEA URCHINS IS PROHIBITED WITHIN THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS MARINE PRESERVES. MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE CLOSED AREAS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LNR OFFICE.

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SEA CUCUMBER FISHERY NOTICES:

SEA CUCUMBERS:  DISTRICTS 1, 2-1, 2-2 AND DISTRICT 3 ARE CLOSED.

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SEA URCHIN FISHERY NOTICES:

SEA URCHINS: DISTRICT 1, DISTRICT 2 AND DISTRICT 3 AND 4: RED AND GREEN SEA URCHINS; AREAS 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B, 25A, 25B, 25D AND 26A WEST, EXCEPT THOSE PORTIONS OF 23A, 23B AND 25A SOUTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM TRIAL ISLAND LIGHT (OFF VICTORIA, BC) TO VESSEL TRAFFIC LANE BUOY “R” (BETWEEN HEIN BANK AND DUNGENESS SPIT) TO THE POINT WILSON LIGHT ARE OPEN ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

RED SEA URCHINS: DISTRICT 1, DISTRICT 2 AND DISTRICT 3 ARE CLOSED.

GREEN SEA URCHINS: DISTRICT 1 IS OPEN DAILY UNTIL 5 P.M. SATURDAY AUGUST 31 OR WHEN TRIBAL QUOTA TAKEN. DISTRICT 2 IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DISTRICTS 3 AND 4: OPEN DAILY UNTIL  5 P.M. SATURDAY AUGUST 31 OR WHEN TRIBAL QUOTA TAKEN. HARVEST IS RESTRICTED TO DAY LIGHT HOURS ONLY. RESTRICTIONS: MUST OBSERVE  REQUIREMENTS OF THE CURRENT SEA URCHINS REGULATION POSTED IN THE FISHERIES OFFICE.

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GEODUCK FISHERY NOTICES:

GEODUCK:  IS CLOSED. 

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