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October razor clam opening approved and November pair scheduled

A six-day series of personal use razor clam digs set to start Thursday, Oct. 17 has been given the go-ahead after tests for marine toxins in clam tissues found levels within the range considered safe by state health standards for human ingestion.

Four beach sectors are included in this opening but only the Twin Harbors razor clam management zone will be open all six days. Mocrocks Beach sector will be available of the four days, Long Beach for three days and Copalis Beach, two days.

These will be PM digs (noon to midnight only each day) with the minus slack ebbs occurring after dark.

Two more personal use dig sequences have been penciled on the November calendar (Nov. 1-8 and Nov. 15-20). However, razor clam openings are tentative until marine toxin levels are determined just prior each opening.

For details about razor clam management sectors, marine toxin levels and other personal use information concerning these popular shellfish log onto http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/