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

October 14, 2008

Razor clam dig approved for Oct. 16-18

Action: Open Razor clam season

Effective dates: Oct. 16 through Oct. 18, 2008. Digging will be restricted to the hours between noon and midnight.

Species affected: Razor clams

Location/Dates Thursday, Oct. 16 (8: 30 p.m. -1.5) Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Friday, Oct. 17 (9: 17 p.m. -1.5) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

Saturday, Oct. 18 (10: 08 p.m. -1.2) Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks

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

Other Information: A license is required for anyone age 15 or older. 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 (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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