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

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February 10, 1998
Contact: Chuck Bolland, (360) 902-2255

Additional razor clam digging dates announced

OLYMPIA -- The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will open the Long Beach Peninsula beaches for three days of razor clam digging in February and two days in March.

Digging will be allowed on p.m. tides only. The dates and low tide times are:

Date Low tide time
Feb. 26 6:24 p.m.
Feb. 27 7:07 p.m.
Feb. 28 7:59 p.m.
March 27 5:57 p.m.
March 28 6:41 p.m.

In addition, three beaches will be open for razor clam digging in late March and early April. The beaches are: Twin Harbors (Westport, Grayland, North Cove); Mocrocks (the beach from the Copalis River north to the Quinault Indian Reservation's southern boundary, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt, Pacific and Moclips beaches) and Kalaloch between the South Beach campground and Brown's Point (just south of beach trail #3), a beach co-managed by Olympic National Park. Digging will be allowed on a.m. tides only. The dates and low tide times are:

Date Low tide time
March 29 7:11 a.m.
March 30 7:50 a.m.
March 31 8:48 a.m.
April 1 9:39 a.m.
April 2 10:33 a.m.
April 3 11:33 a.m.

Residents of Washington, ages 15 to 69, must have a 1998 Shellfish/Seaweed license to harvest razor clams. Residents over 70 must have a Senior License. The daily limit is the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition.