Razor clam digging resumes on Friday



Clam digging will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Long Beach Peninsula.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says tests for marine toxins indicates the clams are safe to eat.

The digging schedule, including open beaches and low tides, includes:

Friday, 5:01 p.m., -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis.

Saturday, 5:42 poem., -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks and Copalis.

Sunday, 6:20 p.m., -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Mocrocks.

Monday, 6:57 p.m., -0.6 feet; Twin Harbors.

Tuesday, 7:33 p.m., -0.4 feet; Twin Harbors.

Wednesday, 8:09 p.m., -0.2 feet, Twin Harbors.

“This is a great opportunity to dig some clams for your Thanksgiving table,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Ayres urged diggers to bring a lantern for the evening digs.

Diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Diggers age 15 and older must have an applicable 2013-14 license to harvest razor clams.

Licenses range from a three-day clam-only licensing costing $8.60 to a combination angling license costing $54.25 for state residents.