Marine Toxin Update Posted for Razor Clam Season Opener

The Washington Department of Fish &Wildlife (WDFW) announced on September 5 in this PRESS RELEASE the TENTATIVE schedule for the Fall 2018 Razor Clam Season.

An update has just been posted concerning the first of TWO required Marine Toxin test. And we are happy to report that the test results look favorable and may lead to a confirmed dig within the next couple of weeks.

Our good friends at the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) dictate the safety of the all shellfish prior to confirming digs. The protocol requires that all razor clam samples collected from that beach must test under the action level (20 ppm for domoic acid; 80 µg/100g for PSP; and 16 µg/100g for DSP) on both of the two required sample collections. You can find additional reading and research from WDOH HERE.

Test results posted are as follows:

WDOH

Note that in all of these samples; only razor clam meat tissue is tested.

These samples were all collected on 9/26/18.

9/26/18; Long Beach Area E (north):

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

9/27/18; Twin Harbors Area CL (middle):

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

9/27/18;  Copalis Area XL (middle)

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected

9/27/18; Mocrocks Area BC (south)

  • domoic acid =   1 ppm
  • PSP = none detected
  • DSP = none detected
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