Shellfish managers have approved four days of razor clam digging starting May 7 at various ocean beaches.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. All of the digs are scheduled on morning tides.
No digging will be allowed after noon on any beach through Saturday. However, WDFW is extending the dig on Sunday, May 10, to 1 p.m.
“We’re giving diggers an extra hour to wrap things up on Sunday due to the late low tide that day,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.
The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches, and low tides:
- May 7, Thursday; 9:30 a.m., -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors
- May 8, Friday; 10:14 a.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- May 9, Saturday; 11:03 a.m., -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
- May 10, Sunday; 11:58 a.m., -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
The department has also proposed two additional digs in May, pending the results of marine toxin tests. Additional information about those tentative digs can be found on WDFW’s website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/ .