State shellfish managers have approved seven days of razor clam digging on four coastal beaches, which begins Sunday.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife determined the clams are safe to eat.
Four beaches will be open for clam digging on different days this week. The best digging typically occurs one to two hours before low tide. Digging is not allowed at any beach before noon.
Jan. 28, Sunday, 4:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Mocrocks
Jan. 29, Monday, 4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Copalis
Jan. 30, Tuesday, 5:47 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Jan. 31, Wednesday, 6:33 p.m.; -1.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
Feb. 1, Thursday, 7:17 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Feb. 2, Friday, 8:00 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
Feb. 3, Saturday, 8:42 p.m.; -0.4; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
"Not every beach is open every day – so folks need to be sure they know if the beach they are headed for is open," said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager with WDFW. "We’ve staggered the days various beaches are open to maximize the length of the opening."
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.
All diggers 15 and older need a fishing license to harvest razor clams.
Find more information on the Washington Department Fish and Wildlife website.