Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

May 1, 2007

Final razor clam dig of season gets go-ahead on two ocean beaches

Action: Open razor clam season

Effective date: May 4 through May 6, 2007

Species affected: Razor clams

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

Twin Harbors, from the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor south to the mouth of Willapa Bay.

Twin Harbors will open for digging on morning tides May 4, joined by Long Beach May 5 and 6. Each day?s dig on those beaches must be completed by noon.

Reason for action: Marine toxins tests found that clams on these beaches are safe to eat.

Other Information: Diggers must carry a valid 2007-08 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 digger?s 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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