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600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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April 21, 1998
Contact: Chuck Bolland, (360) 902-2255

WDFW announces one day razor clam season

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today announced that Twin Harbors Beach will open for recreational razor clam digging on Monday, April 27.

Digging is allowed only during the a.m. tide period. A low tide on Monday of minus 1.8 will occur at 7:53 a.m. Twin Harbors Beach includes the Westport, Grayland and North Cove areas.

WDFW again chose a week day for the one-day extension so that the total allowable catch for the area would not be exceeded. Weekend seasons result in much larger clam harvests.

People age 15 to 69 must have a 1998 Shellfish/Seaweed license to harvest razor clams. The cost is $5. Senior resident licenses cost $3. Diggers are reminded they must keep the first 15 clams regardless of size or condition. Each person's clam limit must be kept in a separate container.

Razor clam digging will not re-open on Long Beach, Copalis (including Ocean Shores, Oyhut and Ocean City), Mocrocks (including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips) or Kalaloch beaches for conservation reasons.