Clam diggers got the final approval for digs scheduled to begin next week, which includes two additional days at Long Beach to make up for the closure during last month’s digs.
Digging will be open Feb. 26 to March 1 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; Feb. 26-28 at Copalis and Mocrocks; and Feb. 27-28 at Kalaloch.
The dig on Jan. 28-31 drew 21,000 digger trips with 275,600 razor clams for an average of 13 clams per person (the first 15 dug regardless of size or condition is a daily limit).
Low tides: Feb. 26, minus-0.7 feet at 4:49 p.m.; Feb. 27, -0.9 at 5:34 p.m.; Feb. 28, -0.8 at 6:16 p.m.; and March 1, -0.1 at 6:57 p.m.
Possible additional openings will be announced after biologists have reviewed the harvest data for the February dig.
Harvesters are allowed to take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 they dig, regardless of size or condition. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Clam diggers are no longer required to display their licenses on outer clothing.