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WDFW proposes three-day razor clam dig on Long Beach

 

September 12, 2019



Razor clam diggers may be able to return to Long Beach for a three-day opening beginning Sept. 27, pending favorable marine toxin results later this month.

The upcoming dig is proposed for the following dates and morning low tides:

· Sept. 27, Friday, 5:52 a.m. -0.9, Long Beach only;

· Sept. 28, Saturday, 6:36 a.m. -0.8, Long Beach only;

· Sept. 29, Sunday, 7:19 am -0.6, Long Beach only.

Final approval of the scheduled opening will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. No digging would be allowed after noon.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

WDFW is currently assessing additional digs for Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks in October, but has not yet finished those assessments, nor set dates.

Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container.

 

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