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

April 26, 2007

Razor clam dig approved for April 19-22

Action: Open razor clam season

Effective dates: April 19 through April 22, 2007

Species affected: Razor clams

Location: The following beaches will be open between midnight and noon:

Thursday, April 19 - Twin Harbors

Friday, April 20 - Twin Harbors and Long Beach

Saturday, April 21 - Twin Harbors, Long Beach. Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch

Sunday, April 22 - Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis and Mocrocks

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, (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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