Razor clam diggers to get lots more days

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LONG BEACH — Sixteen additional days of razor clam digging at the Long Beach Peninsula between Dec. 29 and Feb. 28 have been announced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Long Beach will be open daily from Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, then again Jan. 17 and 18, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 and Feb. 27 and 28.

“We’ve had a terrific season so far, and expect plenty of great digging in the months ahead,’’ said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager.

Low tides for the 16 days include: Dec. 29, Sunday, -0.2 feet, 4:05 p.m.; Dec. 30, Monday, -0.9 feet, 4:55 p.m.; Dec. 31, Tuesday, -1.4 feet, 5:42 p.m.; Jan. 1, Wednesday, -1.7 feet, 6:29 p.m.; Jan. 2, Thursday, -1.7 feet, 7:15 p.m.; Jan. 3, Friday, -1.4 feet, 8 p.m.; Jan. 4, Saturday, -0.9 feet, 8:45 p.m.; Jan. 17, Friday, 0.0 feet, 7:22 p.m.; Jan. 18, Saturday, 0.2 feet, 7:53 p.m.; Jan. 29, Wednesday, -1.2 feet, 5:25 p.m.; Jan. 30, Thursday, -1..4 feet, 6:11 p.m.; Jan. 31, Friday, -1.4 feet, 6:55 p.m.; Feb. 1, Saturday, -1.0 feet, 7:38 p.m.; Feb. 2, Sunday, -0.5 feet, 8:20 p.m.; Feb. 27, Thursday, -0.7 feet, 5:04 p.m., and Feb. 28, Friday, -0.8 feet, 5:49 p.m.

Diggers can take 15 razor clams per day, but must keep the first 15 dug. Each digger’s limit must be kept in a separate container.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 license to harvest razor clams. Licenses range form a three-day razor clam license ($8.60) to an annual combination fishing license ($54.25).