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WDFW Olympic Region Harmful Algal Bloom (ORHAB) project
 
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Tools and basic techniques for digging razor clams

Map of Razor Clam Beaches

Beaches in Washington with razor clam fisheries include:

Long Beach, which extends from the Columbia River to Leadbetter Point. (see Map)

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

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. (see Map)

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. (see Map)

Kalaloch Beach, which extends from the South Beach Campground to Brown’s Point (just south of Beach Trail 3) in the Olympic National Park.

May 9, 2017
Contact: Dan Ayres, (360) 249-4628

Razor clam digging closed for the season
on ocean beaches

State shellfish managers have closed all of Washington's ocean beaches for the 2016-17 razor clam season. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) typically closes the beaches each year by the end of May, when razor clams begin to spawn. Shellfish managers will assess razor clam populations this summer and hope to open the beaches again this fall.  WDFW will announce 2017-18 razor clam season information in late summer.

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The Washington Department of Health (DOH) monitors shellfish for a variety of contaminants, including biotoxins, pollution, and radiation. For more information on shellfish safety, visit DOH's recreational shellfish webpage.