Razor clam dig scheduled April 21-23 at Long Beach



LONG BEACH — Razor clam digging is scheduled for April 21-23 on the Long Beach peninsula if marine toxin tests indicate the clams are safe to eat.

The test results will be announced early next week.

Digging is planned on April 21 and 22 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors. On April 23, those beaches will be open along with Copalis and Mocrocks.

Low tides are -0.3 feet at 7:28 a.m. on April 21, -0.4 feet at 8:01 a.m. on April 22 and -0.4 feet at 8:35 a.m. April 23.

“We didn’t have enough harvest share left at Copalis and Mocrocks to be able to offer another weekend day of digging, but were able to offer one more Monday at those two beaches,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Spring digging is on morning tides only. No digging is allowed after noon.

Diggers can take the first 15 razor clams per day. Each digger’s clams must be in a separate container.

An annual razor clam license costs $11 for state residents and $18.70 for others. A three-day license cost $6.60.

The licenses are valid through March 31, 2013.