Diggers will be able to seek razor clams on two beach areas Friday and Saturday. The state announced early Wednesday that marine toxin tests show clams at Copalis and Mocrock beaches are safe to eat, allowing the dig to proceed.
“Diggers can fill their buckets just in time for the new year,” Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said in a statement.
The digging is typically best one to two hours before low tide, Ayres said. Diggers are reminded that activity is not allowed before noon.
Low tide times are: Friday, 7:22 p.m., -0.4 feet; Saturday, 7:57 p.m., -0.4 feet.
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State law allows people to keep 15 razor clams per day. Diggers are required to keep the first 15 they dig, and each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
All diggers ages 15 and older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license. License options, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available at fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
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