Another round of razor clam digs are scheduled for later next week, and final approval should be known within the next day or two.
“I don’t anticipate any problems (with marine toxins), and digging was very successful (April 16-18) at the three open beaches (Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Kalaloch),” said Dan Ayres, the head coastal state Fish and Wildlife shellfish biologist. “We had lots of diggers out, and it was pretty spectacular and the most effort we’ve seen on any of the precious morning tides.”
The three-day dig produced 29,000 digger trips, and 15 clam daily limits were the rule according to Ayres.
The next tentative razor clam digs are April 27-29 at Long Beach and Twin Harbors; April 30 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks; and May 1-2 at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch.
(Photo taken by Seattle Times photographer Mark Harrison)