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

February 5, 2008

Razor clam dig approved for Feb. 6-9

Action: Open Razor clam season

Species affected: Razor clams

Effective dates: Feb. 6 through Feb. 9, 2008

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

Opening dates and tides are:

Feb. 6, Wednesday, 6: 15 p.m., +0.1, Twin Harbors only

Feb. 7, Thursday, 6: 52 p.m., 0.0, Twin Harbors only

Feb. 8, Friday, 7: 27 p.m., +0.1, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Feb 9, Saturday, 8: 02 p.m., +0.4, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Locations of beaches 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.

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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