The Acid Test

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) has just released domoic acid test results for razor clam beaches. Trends are looking favorable for razor clam enthusiasts.

The test results appear below.

In a communication to recipients of the test results, Dan Ayers, Coastal Shellfish Manager for WDFW, noted: “We were hoping that today’s razor clam domoic acid results would allow us to open Mocrocks. However, as you can see below, no future razor clam dates will be announced until domoic acid levels in razor clams drop below the action level in two sets of consecutive tests, at least 7 days apart. We will be collecting samples every seven days (as low tides allow) with the hope that some beach may be able to open soon.”

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

Long Beach Area E (north): Collected 4/15/21

·                     domoic acid =   26 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Twin Harbors Area CL (middle): Collected 4/15/21

·                     domoic acid =   11 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Copalis Area XK (middle): Collected 4/13/21

·                     domoic acid =   26 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Copalis Area XL (middle): Collected 4/13/21

·                     domoic acid =   30 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Copalis Area GS (north): Collected 4/13/21

·                     domoic acid =   20 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Mocrocks Area BC (south): Collected 4/18/21

·                     domoic acid =   1 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Mocrocks Area CP (middle): Collected 4/18/21

·                     domoic acid =   27 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

Mocrocks Area MP (north): Collected 4/18/21

·                     domoic acid =   20 ppm

·                     PSP = none detected

·                     DSP = none detected

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