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WDFW approves six-day razor clam dig


October 15, 2020

Shellfish managers have approved six more days of razor clam digging starting Oct. 16 after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

The agency continues to emphasize ‘digging while distancing’ to support efforts by community health experts to ensure a fun and safe razor clam season.

Razor clam diggers can find detailed beach maps that indicate locations and local names for beaches on WDFW’s razor clam webpages.

The approved razor clam digs to date, along with low tides and beaches, are listed below:

· Oct. 16, Fri., 7:00 pm, -0.7; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks,

· Oct. 17, Sat., 7:47 pm, -1.3; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis,

· Oct. 18, Sun., 8:35 pm, -1.5; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks,

· Oct. 19, Mon., 9:24 pm, -1.4; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis,

· Oct. 20, Tues., 10:16 pm, -1.0; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks,

· Oct. 21, Wed., 11:12 pm, -0.5; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

No digging is allowed before noon during digs when low tide occurs in the afternoon or evening.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach.

Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website and from some 600 license vendors around the state. WDFW recommends buying your license before visiting coastal beach communities for this razor clam season.

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.

More information can be found on WDFW's razor clam webpage .


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