Razor Clam Management

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Signed by: Lisa Pelly, Fish and Wildlife Commission Chair

The management objectives for the razor clam fishery are:

  • Manage the razor clam resource on all coastal beaches for recreational use with a minor separate commercial fishery located only on detached spits of Willapa Bay.
  • Protect public health and safety.
  • Manage the resource to maintain stable and healthy populations.
  • Maximize recreational opportunity.
  • Provide a quality recreational experience.
  • Independently manage the razor clam populations on Kalaloch, Mocrocks, Copalis, Twin Harbors and Long Beach while considering the pertinent interactions of seasons, effort, opportunity and tribal allocations.
  • Provide for consistent commercial fishing opportunity that does not conflict with the recreational fishery.