Hood Canal Shellfish Initiative Action Plan Now Available

The Hood Canal Shellfish Initiative (HSCI) supports and expands Hood Canal’s thriving shellfish populations by identifying coordinated and mutually beneficial strategies and actions that honor Tribal treaty rights, build resilience, pursue ecosystem protection and restoration, and support careful stewardship of commercial shellfish activities and recreational harvest now and into the future.

The HCSI Action Plan operationalizes this goal and guides shellfish planning and funding efforts across Hood Canal. The Action Plan contains a comprehensive review of the barriers to and opportunities for sustaining robust Hood Canal shellfish resources and supporting a healthy ecosystem and community. Objectives, focal policy areas, and priority actions identified in the Action Plan serve to support the ecological, commercial, recreational, and human wellbeing dimensions of Hood Canal shellfish.