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

November 20, 2007

Razor clam dig on 4 ocean beaches approved for Thanksgiving holiday

Action: Open Razor clam season

Effective dates: Nov. 23 through Nov. 26, 2007

Species affected: Razor clams

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

Friday, Nov. 23 (5: 21 p.m. -1.3) all beaches (except Kalaloch)

Saturday, Nov. 24 (6: 11 p.m. -1.7) all beaches (except Kalaloch)

Sunday, Nov. 25 (7: 00 p.m. -1.8) Twin Harbors only

Monday, Nov. 26 (7: 48 p.m. -1.6) Twin Harbors only

Beaches scheduled to open are:

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.

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

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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