Shellfish Bed Recovery

Shellfish resources are critical to the culture and economic well-being of the Suquamish people. A significant number of shellfish beds are closed due pollution. The Tribe is working with the Washington State Department of Health and other entities to assess conditions and correct water quality problems in order to open areas for shellfish harvesting. More information on shellfish growing area classifications.

Shellfish growing areas with on-going activities include:

  • Kitsap County
    • Dyes Inlet
    • Liberty Bay
    • Miller Bay
    • Port Blakely
    • Port Madison
    • Port Orchard Passage
  • King County
    • Richmond Beach (including the Richmond Beach geoduck tracts)

Annual reports of shellfish growing areas (by county)

Current progress of two of the shellfish growing areas:

  • Dyes Inlet Shellfish Growing Area
  • Port Blakely Shellfish Growing Area (including Port Blakely and Tyee Shoal geoduck tracts)