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

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September 10, 1999
Contact: Doug Simons, (360) 249-1204

Razor clam information meetings scheduled for late September

OLYMPIA–Clam fishers will have four opportunities to discuss razor clam management and fishing opportunities with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists this month.

At the meetings, WDFW biologists will discuss clam population status, management techniques, marine toxin closures, tribal co-management, license changes and other issues. The fall razor clam season will be set after public comment is taken at the four meetings.

The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Fife (near Tacoma): Sept. 20 at the Fife School District Administration Building, 5802 20th St.

  • Ocean Shores: Sept. 21 at the North Beach High School Commons, 336 State Route 115

  • Westport: Sept. 22 at the Ocosta High School Commons, 2580 Montesano St.

  • Long Beach: Sept. 23 at the Super 8 Motel, 500 Ocean Beach Blvd.

A meeting on the upcoming razor clam season also was held in Spokane on Sept. 8.

Razor clam fishers unable to attend the public meetings may obtain information from the WDFW web page at: http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/razorclm/razorclm.htm Written comments will be accepted through Sept. 24. Mail them to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; Attn: Doug Simons, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091. Comments also may be sent via email to the attention of Doug Simons at fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov