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Date:         Tue, 4 Sep 2001 20:35:26 -0700
Reply-To:     Conchologists of America List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Sender:       Conchologists of America List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Tom Rice (Of Sea and Shore)" <ofseashr@SINCLAIR.NET>
Subject:      Re: Updated Seashells of British Columbia
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Peter and Carol,

Washington has instituted draconian restrictions on collecting! A number of the edible/commercial mollusks are regulated as to number of pounds, or in the case of the largest bivalves (Tresus and Panopea) number of specimens. Then they have what are called "miscellaneous critters" (not their exact term) which covers everything else not specifically mentioned - for those you can collected ONLY TEN IN THE AGGREGATE! (Pick up a large Nucella lamellosa, with nine barnacles on the shell and you're done for the day!) A license is required fo any type of collecting. We'll get out more exact details and costs prior to the C.O.A. meeting and are attempting to obatin a scientific permit that would cover all attending the conference, but that's not a certain thing as of now.

Sorry for the bad news - Washington USED to be a great place to collect shells.

Tom Rice ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Egerton" <seashell@INTERGATE.CA> To: <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 7:46 PM Subject: Re: Updated Seashells of British Columbia

> Hi Carol, > > A sidetrip to Vancouver or Victoria is about as practical as one from > here to Seattle (grin), inotherwords I'll be seeing you there...wild > horses couldn't keep me away from the first COA convention within > my travelling distance! To answer your question: Vancouver is a 3hr > drive north from Seattle, there are also ferries that will take you > to Victoria on Vancouver Island right from the Seattle area. But, > you don't need to leave that area to collect shells; there are some > fantastic shelling areas very close in: Tacoma Narrows being excellent. > > I don't know much about restrictions, as each area has its own. I > think generally you can collect whatever you want, eccept Haliotis, > but when there are restrictions they are usually for edible clams. > > See you in 2003, > > Peter Egerton > > > > At 08:45 PM 9/4/01 -0500, you wrote: > >Peter, > > > >Enjoyed your site. Since we are to have the COA convention near Seattle in > >2003 how practical would a side trip be to BC? And what type of > >restrictions does BC (or Canada for that matter) have on shell collecting? > > > >~Carol > >----- Original Message ----- > >From: "Peter Egerton" <seashell@INTERGATE.CA> > >To: <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> > >Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 11:29 PM > >Subject: Updated Seashells of British Columbia > > > > > ------------------------------------------------------- > Peter Egerton, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada > Collector of worldwide Mollusca, lifetime student > of zoology and computers. > E-mail: > Step into my website: > > ("Peter's Seashells" includes "Seashells of British Columbia", > links and my resume) > -Links to add, remove, alter? Just ask! > -Suggestions always welcome :-) > -This is an on-going project... > > ------------------------------------------------------- >

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