PROPOSED CLAM DIGGING DATES!! GET READY
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Oct. 6, Friday, 7:49 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach...
Oct. 7, Saturday, 8:33 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach
Nov. 3, Friday, 6:47 p.m.; -0.7 feet; Long Beach
Nov. 4, Saturday, 7:31 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach
Nov. 5, Sunday, 7:16 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Long Beach
Dec. 2, Saturday, 6:49 p.m.; -1.9 feet; Long Beach
Dec. 3, Sunday, 6:15 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach
Dec. 4, Monday, 7:02 p.m.; -1.8 feet; Long Beach
Dec. 31, Sunday, 5:12 p.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a tentative schedule for the fall razor clam season set to begin in early October.
Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on results of marine toxin tests, which are usually conducted about a week before a dig is scheduled to begin.
"We're releasing a tentative schedule to give people plenty of time to make plans to go digging this fall," said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW.
State shellfish managers are also seeking public input on management options, including scheduling for spring digs. Comments on the spring digs can be sent via email to email@example.com.
A summary of last season and an overview of the recently completed razor clam stock assessment are available in WDFW's 2017-18 Razor Clam Management Plan at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fi…/shellfish/razorclams/seasons_set.html.
Based on beach surveys conducted this summer, WDFW estimates the total razor clam population on Washington's beaches has decreased significantly from last season, which means fewer days of digging this season.
Ayres said the decline in clam populations was likely caused, at least in part, by an extended period of low salinity in surf zone ocean waters, particularly those near Long Beach and Twin Harbors.
"The total number of clams may be down this year, but we still expect good digging on most beaches," Ayres said.
Join the party FRI 17th 6-9pm SAT16th Noon to 10 pm! Bring your dogs and Head 6 miles North to Wilson field >25815 Peninsula Hwy, Ocean Park, WA 98640