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Tag: clam dig

Jan.
3rd

State sets tentative dates for next razor clam digs

State shellfish managers have set tentative dates for razor clam digs later this month and in February. The first digs of 2012 will take place if marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.

The scheduled openings are:

  • Jan. 20: 4:28 p.m. (-0.5 feet); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
  • Jan. 21: 5:17 p.m. (-0.8 feet); Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks
  • Feb.18: 4:13 p.m. (0.0 feet) Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks
  • Feb.19: 5 p.m. (-0.2 feet) Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks

No digging will be allowed at

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Dec.
16th

State OKs razor clam dig for Dec. 22-23

Clam diggers will get the chance to dig for razor clams during the school winter break with an opening Dec. 22-23 at four ocean beaches.

Thestate Department of Fish and Wildlife has OK’s an evening dig at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches after marine toxin tests showed that the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

Evening low tides during the dig will be at 4:40 p.m. Dec. 22 and at 5:29 p.m. on Dec. 23. No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon.

Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the

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Oct.
23rd

First razor clam dig of season is a go

The news came out too late to change the story we had in Sunday’s Adventure section, but the first razor-clam dig of the season will take place Friday and Saturday.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests on all four beaches confirmed the clams are safe to eat.

The beaches that will be open are Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks. No digging will be allowed either day before noon.

For best results, clammers should start digging an hour or two before the evening low tide. On Friday the low tide

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May
11th

Washington’s last razor clam dig opens May 18

The state just announced plans to hold one final razor clam dig of the season.

The dig will begin at Twin Harbors Beach, where morning clam digging will be allowed May 18-22. Mocrocks Beach will be open for digging May 20-22, and Long Beach will be open May 21-22.

No digging will be allowed at any beach after noon.

Dan Ayres, state coastal shellfish manager, said the upcoming dig is possible because turnout was lower than expected during the six-day opening earlier this month.

“Most diggers got their limits during the last opening, but we also had some competition from

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April
29th

Razor clam dig opens Tuesday on Washington coast; could be last of the season

A short time ago, the state announced the go ahead for what might be the last razor-clam dig of the season.

Morning digs will be allowed on Long Beach and Twin Harbors from Tuesday-May 8. Mocrocks Beach will be open May 7-8.

No digging will be allowed on any of those beaches after noon.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed that the clams on all three beaches are safe to eat.

Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish coordinator, said this may be the season finale because diggers have taken most of the razor

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April
14th

Next razor clam dig opens Tuesday

The next razor clam dig will take place on four ocean beaches, beginning Tuesday.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced late Wednesday it had approved the dig, after marine toxin tests showed clams on all four beaches are safe to eat.

Two beaches – Long Beach and Twin Harbors – will open for digging Tuesday through April 22 until noon each day, plus April 23 until 1 p.m. Copalis and Mocrocks will be open for digging April 21-22 until noon and April 23 until 1 p.m. under that plan.

Fishery managers agreed to an extra hour of digging

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March
8th

Kalaloch closed to razor clam digs for the rest of the season

Kalaloch Beach has been closed for the remainder of the razor clam season.

Olympic National Park announced the closure this afternoon, saying it was necessary to protect the health of the razor clam population.

This season’s harvest data, collected from October through February, indicates the razor clam population has suffered a decline, possibly due to the presence of pathogen or from removal by storm surges.

A review of digging success shows a steady decline since the season opened last fall. During early digs, people were averaging near the limit of 15 clams a person. But during January and February,

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Feb.
28th

Next razor clam dig will include first morning digs of the season

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced this afternoon it plans to open beaches to razor clam digging for several days in March and April if marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat. The upcoming digs will include the first morning digs of the 2010-11 season.

The March dig is tentatively scheduled to begin after noon March 19, then switch to morning hours March 20-22. Digging will be allowed at four beaches – Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks – on March 19-20, then continue at two beaches – Long Beach and Twin Harbors –

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