Posted Wednesday April 16, 2008
Pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.02.09, the Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the following areas of the Wye River in Queen Anne's and Talbot County will be open for the dredging of razor clams April 21-23, and 28-29, 2008 with the following restrictions:
All the waters of the Wye East River upstream of a line beginning at a point of land on the Talbot County side of the river at (38° 52’ 49.6” North Latitude, 76° 07’ 15.1” West Longitude) then running in a northeasterly direction to a point of land on the opposite shore on Wye Island (38° 52’ 56.7” North Latitude, 76° 07’ 02.8” West Longitude), and upstream of a line running in a northwesterly direction in the Wye River from Grapevine Point at the northwest corner of Wye Island NGS triangulation station June 1909 Reset, (38° 54’ 04.5” North Latitude, 76° 10’ 03.9” West Longitude) through Day Marker 5 to a point of land (38° 54’ 44.2” North Latitude, 76° 10’15.9” West Longitude) northwest of Day Marker 5.
1) Harvest will be allowed from April 21-23, and 28-29, 2008 from sunrise till 2:00 pm.
2) At the time of harvest the individual shall possess the appropriate tidal fish license and razor clam permit issued by the Department. A maximum of 30 razor clam permits will be issued. To apply for a permit contact Eric Campbell at 410-260-8261.
3) Prior to leaving the harvest area every razor clam harvested shall be dyed with FD&C Blue No. 1 food dye by completely immersing the razor clam in the dye as to impart a visible color to the razor clam.
4) All dredging, SAV and oyster setbacks are in effect as normal within these areas.
5) The Harvest Record provided with the permit must be filled out daily throughout the allowed harvest period even if no harvest occurred. The Record must be returned to DNR at the end of the harvest period.