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Razor clam dig given thumbs up

The most recent tests of razor clams on Washington's coast found marine toxins in them at safe levels so the week-long (eight days) razor clam dig starting Friday, Nov. 1 is a go.

This is an evening set (noon to midnight) digs with low slacks the first five days coming early enough in the late afternoon.

Four management beaches will be available throughout this dig but only the Twin Harbors sector is open all days. Mocrocks, Long Beach and Copalis are the other three beaches involved. Northernmost Kalaloch Beach, under park service jurisdiction, will be closed.

For more more information about the how tos and wheres of Washington coast razor clam digging visit the Washington fish and wildlife department's web page at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/ .

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