The first razor clam digs of 2020 started Wednesday, the Department of Fish and Wildlife announced last week.
“Our great razor clam digging is continuing right into the new year,” said Dan Ayres, state coastal shellfish manager. “We saw some impressive harvest opportunities last year and expect more of the same to ring in 2020.”
Long Beach and Twin Harbors will be open for evening digs through Jan. 14. Mocrocks and Copalis beaches will be open on alternating days, beginning with Mocrocks on the opener.
The remaining approved digs are for the following beaches, dates and low tides:
• Jan. 9, today, 5:47 pm -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Jan. 10, Friday, 6:29 pm -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Jan. 11, Saturday, 7:11 pm -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Jan. 12, Sunday, 7:53 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• Jan. 13, Monday, 8:36 pm -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• Jan. 14, Tuesday, 9:20 pm -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
No digging is allowed before noon for allowed digs, when low tide occurs in the evening.
A list of proposed razor clam digs on Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches through February can be found online at www.wdfw.wa.gov.