Tribal Fishing & Hunting Information

Tribal fisheries and hunting are regulated by the Suquamish Tribal Government. This page is designed as a resource for Tribal members exercising their treaty-reserved rights. It is the policy of the Suquamish Tribe to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the fish resources within its jurisdiction. The Fisheries department processes registration and licensing of Tribal vessels used in harvesting operations, regulates Tribal hunting activities, and issues hunting licenses to Tribal members. To the extent that such resources are to be taken, such harvest shall be primarily for the purpose of providing food and income for Suquamish Indian families and only secondarily for sport or recreation. Nothing herein shall be a relinquishment, abrogation, or abridgement of any Suquamish treaty right.

Shellfish

Shellfish Downloads

Tribal Member clam digs are managed by the Shellfish Program

Shellfish Hotline (updated weekly)

Upcoming Clam Digs

Shellfish Regs

Maps

  • Wolfe clam dig (Hood Canal)

Related Links

Salmon

Finfish Hotline

  • Finfish Hotline – Updated Nov 1, 2019
  • New General Regulation – Setnets: Every tenth cork shall be labelled with the fisher’s ID number,                                                                             DriftnetsEvery 100th cork or float shall be labelled with the fisher’s ID number

Salmon Regulations

    Salmon Annual Regulations

    All catches by Suquamish Tribal Fisherman must be reported to the Fisheries Office at: 360-394-8445.

    1.    Participating fishers must utilize the sport fishing rules pamphlet pertaining to that current fishing year published by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for regulations regarding specifics on fishing areas, species, limits, and gear.

    2.    Fishers are required to be in possession of their treaty Indian identification card and have the current year’s finfish sticker.
    3.    Pursuant to chapter 14. – all catch must be reported to the fisheries department (360) 394-8445.

    Halibut

    Finfish Hotline

    Halibut Regulations
    Closed

    All catches by Suquamish Tribal Fisherman must be reported to the Fisheries Office at: 360-394-8445.

    1.    Participating fishers must utilize the sport fishing rules pamphlet pertaining to that current fishing year published by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for regulations regarding specifics on fishing areas, species, limits, and gear.

    2.    Fishers are required to be in possession of their treaty Indian identification card and have the current year’s finfish sticker.
    3.    Pursuant to chapter 14. – all catch must be reported to the fisheries department (360) 394-8445.

    Hunting

    It is the policy of the Suquamish Tribe and the purpose of this chapter to protect, enhance, and conserve game resources used by members of the tribe. Hunting by members of the tribe should be primarily for the purpose of providing food for Suquamish Indian families and preserving the Suquamish culture.