WDFW's Turn in a Poacher Program
For information on how you can report geoduck poaching and other possible fish and widlife violations, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) Reporting Violations/Poaching web page at: wdfw.wa.gov/enforcement/reporting_violations.html.
Wild geoduck harvest in Washington State
DNR manages the submerged marine lands in which wild geoducks grow. At public auctions, DNR offers the right for private businesses to harvest specific quantities from specific areas of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. DNR monitors all managed harvesting activities. Goals for the State’s Geoduck Program are to encourage a stable and orderly harvest; provide maximum benefits of geoduck resources to the people of Washington; minimize affects to shoreline residents during harvests; and ensure effective enforcement of the state harvest.