600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091
October 01, 1997
Contact: Dan Ayers, (360) 249-4628, ext. 209; Jeff Weathersby, (360) 902-2256
Fall razor clam season opens Oct. 15
OLYMPIA -- The fall razor clam season will open Oct. 15 for some coastal
beaches, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today.
The following beaches will be open for p.m. tides only on Oct. 15, 17, 19 and 21:
Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.
Twin Harbors will remain open through Nov. 19 on odd days and during p.m.
Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks will reopen on Jan. 30 and 31 for p.m.
The seasons were set after public meetings were held in Long Beach, Westport,
Tacoma and Ocean Shores. Additional clamming opportunities may be announced after
the harvest through January is evaluated.
Department biologists said many people attending the meetings said they
- Several digging days close together during the fall
Resident razor clam harvesters from age 15 to 69 are reminded they must
purchase Shellfish/Seaweed licenses for $5. Seniors' licenses cost $3. Three
consecutive day licenses cost $3. Non-resident licenses cost $20. A three-day non-
resident license costs $5.
- An opportunity to dig for two days in a row during the winter months
Harvesters may take 15 razor clams. The first 15 dug must be kept regardless of
size or condition. Each digger's limit must be kept in a separate container.