A razor clam dig that was approved starting Jan. 21 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks continues through the weekend.
“Weather and surf during our last opener dissuaded many from participating,” said Dan Ayres, state coastal shellfish manager. “The good news is that this means there are still a great many clams out there for this and future digs.”
The approved dig is for the following dates, low tides and beaches:
Jan. 23, Thursday, 5:53 pm -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Jan. 24, Friday, 6:32 pm -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
Jan. 25, Saturday, 7:08 pm -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Jan. 26, Sunday, 7:42 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
No digging is allowed before noon for allowed digs, when low tide occurs in the evening.
Ayres said additional tentative razor clam digs for March and later will be announced in early February.
Fish and Wildlife authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing. Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.