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

February 8, 2007

Evening razor clam dig approved for Feb. 16-18

Action: Open razor clam season

Effective dates: Feb. 16 through Feb. 18, 2007

Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Kalaloch will all open for digging Feb. 16 and 17 from noon to midnight each day. Twin Harbors will also be open during the same hours for an additional day, Feb. 18.

Species affected: Razor clams

Location:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Browns Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park. Reasons for action: Marine toxins tests found that clams on these beaches are safe to eat.

Other information: Diggers must carry a valid 2006-07 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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