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Razor clam dig gets approval

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on March 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
March 23, 2010 3:59 pm

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced that results of marine toxin tests confirm razor clams are safe to eat, clearing the way for the spring’s first razor-clam dig.

The dig will start Friday and run through April 1 on various beaches each day.

In addition to the changes on which beaches are open, this dig is unique in that it will start on evening tides and then change to morning tides on March 29.

Diggers also have to make sure they have a valid license. The current license is good through March 31, but a new license will be needed for digging on April 1.

Days, tides and beach openings for this dig are:

  • Friday: 4:29 p.m., +0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Kalaloch
  • Saturday: 5:19 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
  • Sunday: 6:04 p.m., 0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks
  • March 29: 6:35 a.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
  • March 30: 7:22 a.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
  • March 31: 8:07 a.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
  • April 1: 8:52 a.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only

Click here for a descriptios of the various licensing options are available.

Another dig has been tentatively scheduled on morning tides in mid-April on the following days and beaches:

  • April 16: 8:32 a.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach and Twin Harbors only
  • April 17: 9:12 a.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Kalaloch only
  • April 18: 9:56 a.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Kalaloch only
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