Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

September 24, 2003

Razor clam dig opens on four Washington beaches

Action: Four beaches open to razor clam digging on evening tides September 26 through September 28, 2003.

Effective Date: Effective 12:01 p.m. September 26 through 11:59 p.m. September 28, 2003.

Species affected: Razor clams

Location:

Long Beach - from North Head to Leadbetter Point on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Twin Harbors - from the South Jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor south to the mouth of Willapa Bay.

Copalis Beach - which extends from the Grays Harbor North Jetty to the Copalis River and includes the ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Kalalock Beach - from the south beach campground to Brown?s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park.

Reason for action: Department of Health marine toxin tests confirmed the clams at Long Beach, Twin Harbors Copalis and Kalaloch are safe to eat.

Other information: Harvesters may take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 taken, regardless of size or condition. Each digger's limit must be kept in a separate container.

Information contact: Dan Ayres, (360) 249-4628

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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