Razor clam digging set for Jan. 20-21

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LONG BEACH — Razor clam digging will be open Friday and Saturday at four Washington beaches.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved digging at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.

Digging is open from noon to midnight. Low tide is -0.5 feet at 4:28 p.m. on Friday and -0.8 feet at 5:17 p.m. on Saturday.

Dany Ayres, coastal shellfish manager, said most diggers begin about one to two hours before low tide.

The daily limit is the first 15 clams dug, Each digger's limit must be kept in a separate container.

License options range from a three-day razor clam license at $6.60 to an annual combination fishing license costing $52.25.

Kalaloch Beach, in Olympic National Park, will be closed due to low numbers of clams. A dig at Kalaloch is scheduled April 7-9.