According to a press release from Wasington’s Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), Washington’s fall razor clam season will begin Friday, Oct. 14 at Copalis and Mocrocks as planned, but the status of Twin Harbors in that dig will depend on the results of one more marine toxin test.
Long Beach will remain closed to clam digging due to test results that show domoic acid levels that exceed the amount deemed safe under state health standards.
Tests have found toxin levels at Twin Harbors meet state health standards, but the Washington Department of Health has asked for one more test to make sure. WDFW will announce the results of that test on Monday, Oct. 10.
Digs currently approved at Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will run Oct. 14-16 on evening tides. No digging will be allowed those days before noon. Evening low tides will be:
Oct. 14, Friday, 5:55 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
Oct. 15, Saturday, 6:42 p.m.; -0.6 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
Oct. 16, Sunday, 7:28 p.m.; -1.1 feet; Copalis, Mocrocks
Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.