Twin Harbors beach open for razor clams




OLYMPIA — Razor clam digging at Twin Harbors beach is open daily through Sunday.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday the opening after marine toxins tests indicated the clams are safe to eat.

Digging will switch to morning tides on Sunday.

Low tides are 0.5 feet at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday, 0.4 feet at 4:08 p.m. Thursday, 0.4 feet at 5:01 p.m. Friday, 0.4 feet at 5:46 p.m. Saturday and 0.5 feet at 6:25 a.m. Sunday.

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

Digging, and low tides, tentatively scheduled for next week include: 0.0 feet at 8:08 a.m. April 12 at Twin Harbors, 0.0 feet at 8:43 a.m. April 13 at Twin Harbors and Copalis, 0.1 feet at 9:18 a.m. April 14 at Twin Harbors and Mocrocks, 0.3 feet at 9:55 a.m. April 15 at Twin Harbors and Copalis and 0.5 feet at 10:36 a.m. April 16 at Twin Harbors and Mocrocks.

Long Beach remains closed. Testing on March 27 found 21 parts per million of domoic acid in clams from Long Beach. Two consecutive tests of fewer than 20 parts per million are required before Long Beach can open.

An annual razor clam license costs $14.10. A three-day license is $9.70.

The recreational licensing year is April through March.