WDFW will also accept written comments on the stock assessment and possible digging options submitted to [email protected] through Sept. 30.
WDFW will begin setting openings for the fall digging season once the public has had a chance to comment.
During the 2012-13 season, diggers harvested 6.1 million razor clams, the highest number in 15 years. Diggers averaged 14.5 clams per day, just shy of the 15-clam legal limit.
Razor clam seasons are also an economic boon for small coastal communities, according to a study conducted by the University of Washington. Last year’s season generated approximately $37 million in economic benefits, based on the model used in the study.