Posted on February 19, 2015
State shellfish managers have penciled three Pacific Coast beach razor clam dig sequences on the March 2015 calendar.
Not official until pre-dig tests have found these bivalves safe for human consumption, the first two openings will be on favorable evening (noon to midnight digging only) tides, while the third or latest will transition to a morning (midnight to noon opening) minus tide series.
The first March ocean beach clam set-to is a four-day series slated to start Monday, March 2 involving just the Twin Harbors and Long Beach razor clam management sectors.
A five-day opening that's set to start Monday, March 16 will involve the two beach south of Grays Harbor with last day including the Mocrocks and Copalis Beach sectors.
The last tentative four-day dig series is planned for morning minus tides beginning Saturday, March 21 and include two days of availability of Mocrocks and Copalis Beach sectors (Saturday and Sunday) and four days of the southern beach sectors.
Versions of 2014-15 state personal use licenses that include permission to gather razor clams will be valid for all the above openings.
At this moment, three days remain in the current razor clam opening with four sectors available on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Posted on January 28, 2015
Marine Area 7, Washington's most-northern inland waters including those in and around the San Juan Islands, will close to salmon fishing Thursday, Jan. 29.
Posted on January 10, 2015
Jim Unsworth, most recently the deputy director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, was selected Saturday, Jan. 10 to head the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Posted on December 30, 2014
With state hatchery steelhead egg-take needs nearly met, the Dec. 16 sport fishing closure order protecting adult broodstock has been rescinded by fish and wildlife department allowing the Nooksack River and Whatcom Creek to reopen to fishing New Year's Day under the permanent sport-fishing regulations.
Posted on December 27, 2014
The next razor clam opening, a week-long series of evening digs, beginning New Year's Eve, has been green-lighted by state health department and shellfish managers.