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Razor Clam dig approved November 4th through November 11th

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers can return to coastal beaches starting Tuesday, Nov. 4, to dig razor clams during the first of two planned openings in November. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the latest round of evening digs after

WDFW seeks comment on Burrowing Shrimp in Grays Harbor

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The shellfish industry has requested to use the pesticide imidacloprid in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor to help control burrowing shrimp. Burrowing shrimp harm oyster production. They destabilize tidelands, causing oysters to sink into mud and sand, and

Additional trout releases to focus on lakes in Seven Western Washington counties

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking 47 western Washington lakes with 340,000 catchable-size trout this fall. This is nearly four times more fish than were released last fall in western Washington. WDFW is currently stocking lakes

Week-long razor clam dig approved for late October

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point.

Twin Harbors Beach, which extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.

Copalis Beach, which extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Copalis, Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas.

Mocrocks Beach, which extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park. (This beach is closed to harvest until further notice)

OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have approved a week-long razor clam dig beginning Oct. 22 on evening tides at various beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the seven-day dig after marine toxin test results showed the

WDFW expands ‘Fish Washington’ website, new tools for saltwater anglers

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – With millions of visits since its launch in 2012, Fish Washington webpages have been providing the “when’s, where’s and how-to’s” of fishing in Washington to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Now, after developing new content for

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife offers online hunting tips

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – Wildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season. Those reports, which include information for every region of the state, can be

Anglers can keep two Chinook off Westport beginning August 18th

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Starting Monday, Aug. 18, anglers fishing in ocean waters off Westport can keep up to two chinook salmon as part of their two-salmon daily limit. With that change, anglers will be allowed to keep two chinook per day in ocean

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson to resign at end of year

WDFW Director Phil Anderson

After nearly six years at the helm, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson has informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission he will resign from his position, effective Dec. 31. “Deciding when to move on is

WDFW Commission sets waterfowl seasons, discusses elk with hoof disease

For more information on elk hoof disease, see WDFW’s recent news release at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2314a/ and the department’s wildlife health webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/hoof_disease/.

With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds this year, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter during a public meeting in Olympia Aug. 8-9. The commission,

WDFW seeking comments on changes to the state’s Hydraulic Code

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed updates to state Hydraulic Code rules, which regulate construction and other work in or near state waters to protect fish life. Common projects requiring