Second razor clam dig of month Ok’d for Jan. 25-27


OLYMPIA — State fishery managers have approved a second razor clam dig in January, this one running from Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 27, on evening tides.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the evening dig after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.

Digging will be allowed all three evenings at Long Beach and Twin Harbors — the two beaches with the most clams available for harvest.

Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will be open for one evening of digging on Jan. 26.

No digging will be allowed at any beach before noon. The schedule for the upcoming dig and evening low tides is:

· Friday, Jan. 25, 5:44 p.m., +0.0 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

· Saturday, Jan. 26, 6:18 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks.

· Sunday, Jan. 27, 6:50 p.m., -0.2 ft., Twin Harbors, Long Beach.

Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.