State shellfish managers earlier this evening announced that the razor clam digs scheduled for next week will proceed as planned, after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams are safe to eat.
Two ocean beaches – Long Beach and Twin Harbors – will be open on morning low tides Thursday-April 9. No digging will be allowed after noon.
A decision on the second April dig – tentatively scheduled April 19-23 – will be announced after a separate set of toxin tests have been completed, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Ayres reminds diggers …