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Last razor clam dig of season takes place May 5-7 at Twin Harbors

Twin Harbors beach will be the only beach open for the last razor clam dig of the season. Digging will be allowed May 5-7 if marine toxin tests show the clams there are safe to eat.

The four other coastal beaches will be closeduntil a new season is announced in fall, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“Twin Harbors is the only beach with razor clams still available for harvest after the two openings in April,” Ayres said in a news release. “Assuming the marine toxin tests are favorable, this will be

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State adds second razor clam dig in April

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife just announced plans for a second razor clam dig in April.

The state already announced a tentative dig for April 7-9 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors.

Today the department said it hopes to open those beaches for clam digging April 19-23 along with Copalis and Mocrocks April 21-23.

Final approval on the digs will be announced about a week ahead of time, once the results of the marine toxin tests are available.

“The weather was pretty rough during the March opener, so diggers didn’t get as many clams as we thought they

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Tentative dates set for next razor clam digs

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced dates for two more razor-clam digs, one later this month and one in February. The digs will take place if marine toxin tests to show clams are safe to eat.

The next dig is scheduled for Jan. 20-22 at Twin Harbors and Long Beach. The National Park Service has also scheduled a dig Jan. 21-22 at Kalaloch, located inside the Olympic National Park.

Digging at all three beaches will be restricted to the hours between noon and midnight.

The February dig has been scheduled for Feb. 17 at Twin Harbors and

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State expects razor clam numbers to be down this season


The outlook for the 2010-11 season shows the number of clams is down from last year, but that decline was expected based on the number of young clams encountered last year. That is assessment in a report from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Here is the outlook for each beach:

Long Beach: The total allowable catch will be 1.28 million clams, down from 1.68 million and a harvest of 1.42 million clams last season. The overall number of clams is 4.25 million, slightly below the five-year average of 4.72 million.

Twin Harbors:

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