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

May 3, 2005

Four razor clam beaches open May 7 and 8, 2005

Action: Opens Razor clam season

Effective dates: May 7 and 8

Species affected: Razor Clams

Location: Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis and Kalaloch beaches All four beaches will be open between midnight and noon each day of the two-day dig.

Reasons for action: . Marine toxin tests found that clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

Other information: For best results, we recommend clammers start digging at least one hour before low tide. Low tides during the upcoming dig are:

Saturday, May 7: 6:34 a.m., -1.0 Sunday, May 8: 7:17 a.m., -1.3

Diggers must carry a valid 2005-06 fishing license to participate in the upcoming opening. Harvesters may take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 taken, regardless of size or condition. Each diggers limit must be kept in a separate container.

Information contact: Dan Ayres, WDFW, (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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