COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE 
                                New signs at razor clam beach approaches help diggers determine if the beach is open for digging that day. The QR symbol when scanned takes you to the latest Fish and Wildlife razor clam press release.

COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE New signs at razor clam beach approaches help diggers determine if the beach is open for digging that day. The QR symbol when scanned takes you to the latest Fish and Wildlife razor clam press release.

Razor clam digs approved through Tuesday at selected beaches

  • Wed Sep 16th, 2020 3:30pm
  • News

Three more days of razor clam digging at selected beaches have been approved by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Currently, morning digs are open at Long Beach and Twin Harbors through Saturday, Sept. 19. Copalis and Mocrocks beaches are open alternating days: Sept. 17 and 19 at Mocrocks; Sept. 18 at Copalis.

There are new signs at each Copalis and Mocrocks beach approach. Copalis includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis Beach; Mocrocks includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach, and Moclips. The signs will help diggers make sure the beach is open for digging. Cell phone users can scan the QR code on each sign, which will take them to the latest news releases.

The digs approved Wednesday run Sept. 20-22 and are evening tides only. No digging is allowed before noon.

• Sept. 20, Sunday, 9:43 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

• Sept. 21, Monday, 10:37 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

• Sept. 22, Tuesday, 11:37 pm, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

A complete list of tentative digs through December was printed in the Wednesday edition of the Daily World. All tentative dates are dependent on marine toxin tests, and digs are usually approved if levels are safe a week before the scheduled digs. Current regulations and tentative dates can be found online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/razor-clams#current.