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

October 31, 2006

Razor clam dig starts Friday on ocean coast beaches

Action: Open razor clam season

Effective dates: The beaches will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-5. One beach Twin Harbors will also be open for a fourth evening of digging Monday, Nov. 6. Digging is allowed 12:01 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. each day.

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: Long Beach, from the Columbia River north jetty 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.

Mocrocks Beach, from the Copalis River to the Moclips River.

Reasons for action: Marine toxins tests found that clams on these beaches 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 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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