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  • 16 Feb 2019 1:56 PM | Anonymous


  • 16 Feb 2019 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    NEWS RELEASE   February 15, 2019
    WDFW tentatively plans 12 days of digging for razor clams starting March 16 

    OLYMPIA – State shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs on ocean beaches for 12 days starting Mar. 16 and extending into late April.  Final approval of all scheduled openings at Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach, Kalaloch and Twin Harbors beaches will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.

    The proposed (TENTATIVE) razor clam digs, along with low tides and beaches, are listed below:

    • March 16, Saturday, 3:43 p.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis (during the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival);
    • March 17, Sunday, 4:43 p.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors (during the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival), Mocrocks;
    • March 21, Thursday, 7:48 p.m.; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks

    Switch to a.m. tides.

    • March 22, Friday, 8:14 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch;
    • March 23, Saturday, 9:01 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
    • March 24, Sunday, 9:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
    • April 6, Saturday, 8:05 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis
    • April 7, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
    • April 8, Monday, 9:20 a.m.; 0.0 feet; Mocrocks
    • April 20, Saturday, 7:58 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach (during the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival), Twin Harbors, Copalis;
    • April 21, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
    • April 22, Monday, 9:25 a.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors Mocrocks
  • 12 Feb 2019 12:21 PM | Anonymous

    NEWS RELEASE  Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife February 12, 2019 Contact: Dan Ayres, 360-249-4628

    WDFW approves 7-day razor clam dig starting Feb. 15

    OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a seven-day opening beginning Friday, Feb. 15. The dig extends over a long weekend and provides a Sunday digging opportunity at Long Beach.

    State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. No digging will be allowed on any beach before noon.

    The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and evening low tides:

    • Feb. 15, Friday; 3:11 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
    • Feb. 16, Saturday; 4:08 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch
    • Feb. 17, Sunday; 4:59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
    • Feb. 18, Monday; 5:46 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
    • Feb. 19, Tuesday; 6:31 p.m.; -1.5 feet; Twin Harbors
    • Feb. 20, Wednesday; 7:14 p.m.; -1.3 feet; Twin Harbors
    • Feb. 21, Thursday; 7:56 p.m.; -0.8 feet; Twin Harbors

    Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.

    “Razor clams are fun to gather and great to eat, and the seven-day schedule should provide opportunities for diggers to find a time to gather their clams for late winter get-togethers with friends and family,” said Ayres.

    In order to ensure conservation of clams for future generations, WDFW sets tentative razor clam seasons that are based on the results from the annual coast-wide razor clam stock assessment and by considering harvest to date. WDFW authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing.

    All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2018-19 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW's website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.

    Under state law, diggers at open beaches 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.

    More information is available on WDFW's razor clam webpage at https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/.

    The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.

    Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.

     

  • 30 Jan 2019 2:09 PM | Anonymous

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  • 9 Feb 2018 12:52 PM | Anonymous

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     ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OFFERS CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP IN OCEAN PARK Resources Available for People Living with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers

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