4 More Digs, Morning Tides & New Annual Licenses Required

According to a press release from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), razor clam digs have been approved beginning March 30 through April 2 on 2 different beaches.

The upcoming digs have approved on the following beaches, dates and MORNING low tides.

March 30, Thursday, 8:58 a.m.; -0.6 feet, Mocrocks

March 31, Friday, 9:47 a.m.; -0.6 feet, Copalis

April 1, Saturday, 10:40 a.m.; -0.5 feet, Mocrocks

April 2, Sunday; 11:39 a.m., -0.1 feet, Copalis

WDFW would like razor clam diggers to be aware that Copalis and Mocrocks are only open on specific days during this approved dig. Please make sure your destination beach is open before heading out to dig.

And, be aware that New Annual Shellfish Licenses Are Required After March 31 for the approved digs on April 1 & 2. 

Additional information on how testing for shellfish safety occurs, and why it is needed, can be found on the Department of Health Shellfish Program website.

Also, be sure to check out the Razor Clam Society beach map located here.

And, as per state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available from license vendors around the state and WDFW’s licensing customer service number at (360) 902-2464.

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