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

October 22, 2007

Razor clam dig approved for Oct. 25-28

Action: Open Razor clam season

Species affected: Razor clams

Effective dates: Oct. 25 through Oct. 28, 2007

Location: The following beaches will be open for razor clam digging between noon and midnight on these days:

Opening dates and evening low tides are:

Thursday, Oct. 25 (6: 38 p.m. -1.1) Twin Harbors only

Friday, Oct. 26 (7: 26 p.m. -1.7) all beaches (except Kalaloch)

Saturday, Oct. 27 (8: 14 p.m. -1.9) all beaches (except Kalaloch)

Sunday, Oct. 28 (9: 03 p.m. -1.8) Twin Harbors only

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.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor North Jetty to the Copalis River, and includes beaches near Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut and Ocean City.

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.

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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