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Bradley Smith, Ph.D., Chair
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Commission Policy Documents

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POLICY  TITLE:  Razor Clam Management POLICY NUMBER:  POL-C3009  
Cancels:    Effective Date:  January 4, 1997 
    Termination Date:   
See Also:   Approved by:  /s/ Lisa Pelly 
      Fish and Wildlife Commission Chair 

DOWNLOAD: Signed copy of POL-C3009 (PDF)

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.