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WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Dec. 6

 

December 6, 2018



Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Dec. 6.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:

Dec. 6, Thursday, 6:01 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis;

Dec. 7, Friday, 6:40 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks;

Dec. 8, Saturday, 7:16 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis;

Dec. 9, Sunday, 7:53 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.

Diggers want to be sure to come prepared with good lighting devices and always keep an eye on the surf, particularly in the fall when the best low tides come after dark, he added.

 

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