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Tag: Washington razor clam season


Dates for first razor clam digs expected later this week

Dan Ayres, the state’s coastal shellfish management, said he hopes to announce later this week the dates for the first razor clam digs of the season.

Ayres said he is still wading through the multitude of e-mails sent to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife as people comment on the upcoming season. The state opted to save money and not hold the meetings it traditionally held to explain the season’s forecast and possible dig schedule.

He said they had tentative dates, but wanted to go through the e-mails before he made his final recommendation to the department’s leadership.


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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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