Bloomquist gets more clams than hits, is caught and fined
The limit’s fifteen, and he may not get that many hits all year at this rate.
From The Olympian:
A state Fish and Wildlife officer cited Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist on April 21 for unlawful recreational fishing for going over the stateâ€™s limits on razor clams while he was digging at Twin Harbors, according to a citation filed in Montesano Municipal Court.
Bloomquist, 30, has paid a $50 fine after being issued the citation, a Grays Harbor District Court official said.
The ticket issued to Bloomquist does not indicate how many clams over the limit he had harvested on April 21. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Craig Bartlett said Thursday that he could not reach the officer who issued the ticket to find out how far he was over the limit.
â€œThe catch limits and other rules are in effect to protect our resources,â€ Bartlett said. â€œThe rules apply to everyone, regardless of who they are.â€
And yet my favorite part of this
Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale hadnâ€™t heard of Bloomquistâ€™s citation from Fish and Wildlife, and she had no immediate comment.
“Hi, Rebecca, I’m calling for a quick comment on a story I’m doing.”
“Yes, yes, the team’s off to a slow start, no, no one’s been fired, yes, we’re all concerned…”
“Sorry, no, I’m calling about something else.”
“Willie Bloomquist was cited and fined $50 for going over the razor clam limit.”
(long, long silence)
“I hadn’t heard that. I don’t have any comment.”