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

September 13, 2007
Contact: Dan Ayres, (360) 249-4628

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WDFW to hold public meetings on
upcoming razor clam season

OLYMPIA - Shellfish managers will seek input about the fall razor clam season during a series of public meetings in western Washington this fall.

Biologists for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will also review the 2006-07 season and discuss the findings of the recently completed razor clam stock assessment for the Washington coast.

"These meetings are designed to give people a chance to provide suggestions about the coming season and to learn about the results of our stock assessment," said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.

The fall season will be set after the public has had a chance to comment, he said.

The public meetings are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Ocean Shores - Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Ramada Inn, 845 Ocean Shores Blvd. N.W.

  • Long Beach - Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Super 8 Motel, 500 Ocean Beach Blvd.

  • Fife - Monday, Oct. 1, at Fife High School in the school administration building, 5802 20th St. E. (off Interstate 5).

  • Westport - Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Ocosta High School library, 2580 Montesano St.

A fifth meeting to be held in Forks will be announced later.

People who are unable to attend the public meetings can submit written comments to WDFW through Oct. 5. Mail comments to Dan Ayres, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 600 Capitol Way N., Olympia, WA 98501-1091 or send via e-mail (fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov) to the attention of Dan Ayres.