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Razor clam season postponed due to toxin


Centralia — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced an immediate postponement of the recreational razor clam season, including digs from today to Nov. 13. The postponement came after test results indicated a spike in domoic acid levels, according to a WDFW news release.

“Recent storms appear to have resulted in a rapid increase in razor clam toxin levels, which requires immediate closures to these affected beaches,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.

Domoic acid is a natural toxin produced by some types of marine algae.