Cook Inlet Personal Use Clam Fishery
Permits & Regulations

No Permit is Required, however, you must possess a resident sport fishing license in order to participate in the fishery.

Seasons:  Clamming is open year-round

Limits are as follows:

Littleneck and Butter Clams — combined limit of 80 per day, 80 in possession. Littleneck clams must be 1 ½ inch or wider; butter clams must be 2 ½ inches or wider.

Gear:  Clams may be taken only with rakes, shovels, manually operated clam guns, or by hand.

Area:  Salt waters of Cook Inlet north of the latitude of Cape Douglas and west of Cape Fairfield, including Kachemak Bay (salt waters east of a line from Anchor Point to Point Pogibshi) and Resurrection Bay (salt waters north of a line between Cape Resurrection and Aialik Cape).

The intertidal beach between ADF&G regulatory markers along Shipwreck Cove in China Poot Bay and containing Otter Rock in Peterson Bay is closed to the harvest of all shellfish.