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

October 21, 2020

Razor clam season closes immediately

Action: CLOSES Razor clam season

Effective date: Immediately

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: All Beaches

Reason for action: Washington Department of Health has notified WDFW that an unexpected spike in domoic acid levels necessitates an immediate closure.

Additional information: WDOH indicates that based on what we know now, all previously harvested clams are safe for consumption.

Information contact: Zach Forster 360-214-0555, Region 6

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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