Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
The end of January and first of February 2015 recreational razor clam opener will proceed as planned. The marine toxin tests have been completed and the Washington Department of Health has found razor clams are safe for human consumption. The following are the dates and locations of this razor clam harvest opportunity. Note that digging is only allowed on PM tides:
- 30, Friday; 3:43 p.m., 0.5 feet Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- 31, Saturday; 4:32 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis
- 1, Sunday; 5:15 p.m., 0.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- 2, Monday; 5:53 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- 3, Tuesday; 6:27 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- 4, Wednesday; 6:59 p.m., 0.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- 5, Thursday; 7:30 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- 6, Friday; 8:00 p.m., 0.5 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Please be aware that every beach is not open every day. Having the flexibility to offer variable beach openers allows us to provide more harvest opportunity.
Note that during this period, the Kalaloch beach will not be open and the Copalis management beach will only be open one day. The Copalis management beach includes: Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and the Copalis areas. If you want to know more about how we set openers, please check out our 2014 Razor Clam Management Update at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/seasons_set.html
Following this opener we will be announcing additional razor clam harvest dates for the month of March.
A description of each beach and a map can be found at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/
For more details, see our news release at the following web link: http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html
If have ever wondered how to dig razor clams with your kids, check out the video at this link: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/howto_dig.html