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WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE     Print Version
NEWS RELEASE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091


January 25, 2013
Contact: Craig Bartlett, (360) 902-2259

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Beached vessel closes section of Long Beach
to razor clam digging

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is closing a mile-long section of the beach on the northwest end of the Long Beach Peninsula to keep razor clam diggers away from a beached crab boat, which is reportedly spilling diesel.

The closed area starts about 6.3 miles north of the Oysterville Road approach on the Pacific coast.

Today is the first day of a three-day evening clam dig at Long Beach. WDFW is advising diggers to stay out of the closed area and avoid eating clams from that area for the next few days.

About 90 percent of the beach will remain open to digging.

WDFW is working with the Washington Department of Ecology and other agencies to free the 50-foot vessel, and hopes to remove it from the beach tomorrow (Jan. 26).