PUBLIC NOTICE   |   Razor Clam Dredging

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Fisheries Service
Razor Clam Dredging

Wye River in Queen Anne's and Talbot County

Pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.02.09, the Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that the following three areas of the Wye River in Queen Anne's and Talbot County will be open for the dredging of razor clams with special restrictions:

Wye River Area A: Open May 29, and 31, June 3, 5, 7, July 8, 10, 12
All of the waters of the Wye River more than 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line, north of a line beginning at a point on the east end of the north entrance of Bigwood Cove, at or near Lat. 38 53.759' N., Long. 76 10.227' W., then running 323 (True) to a point on the west shore of the Wye River, at or near Lat. 38 53.995' N., Long. 76 10.455' W.; and west of a line beginning at a point on the north shore of the Wye Narrows, at or near Lat. 38 54.566' N., Long. 76 9.927' W., then running 193 (True) to the west end of Grapevine Point, at or near Lat. 38 54.070' N., Long. 76 10.069' W.

Wye River Area B: Open June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, July 15, 17, 19
All of the waters of the Wye Narrows and Wye East River River more than 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line, east of a line beginning at a point on the north shore of the Wye Narrows, at or near Lat. 38 54.566' N., Long. 76 9.927' W., then running 193 (True) to the west end of Grapevine Point, at or near Lat. 38 54.070' N., Long. 76 10.069' W.; and northwest of a line beginning at the northeast point of the east end of Wye Island, at or near Lat. 38 53.125' N., Long. 76 6.293' W., then running 40 (True) to the first point south of Wye Landing, on the Talbot County side of the river, at or near Lat. 38 53.273' N., Long. 76 6.133' W.

Wye River Area C: Open June 24, 26, 28, July 1, 3, 5, July 22, 24, 26
All of the waters of the Wye East River, Pickering Creek, and Skipton Creek more than 50 feet channelward of the mean high water line, east of a line beginning at a point on the south side of Wye Island, at or near Lat. 38 52.940' N., Long. 76 7.917' W., then running 199 (True) to a point on shore at the west entrance of Pickering Creek, at or near Lat. 38 52.723' N., Long. 76 8.012' W.; and south of a line beginning at the northeast point of the east end of Wye Island, at or near Lat. 38 53.125' N., Long. 76 6.293' W., then running 40 (True) to the first point south of Wye Landing, on the Talbot County side of the river, at or near Lat. 38 53.273' N., Long. 76 6.133' W.

Special Restrictions:

  1. Harvest will be allowed 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. Only 30 razor clam permits will be issued. To apply for a permit contact Lawrence Devadason at (410) 260-8325.
  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. No other shellfish may be harvested or held on the boat at the same time as clams harvested from the areas described in this notice.
  5. Once issued, the permit must be kept on the boat.
  6. All dredging, SAV and oyster setbacks are in effect as normal within these areas.

Contact ldevadason for more information.

Joseph P. Gill
Secretary
Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Tags: Razor Clam, Shellfish