Clam dig approved for Dec. 3-9

State shellfish managers have approved a 7-day razor clam dig starting Dec. 3, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday. Digs were also proposed through February. The Dec. 3-9 dig was approved after marine toxin tests showed clams were safe to eat.

Digging will not be allowed before noon and diggers must keep the first 15 clams they collect. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

“Crowds of diggers have been on the light side, but the clams continue to grow and are getting fatter,” WDFW shellfish manager Dan Ayres said in a prepared statement. “If you’re willing to brave the elements, it’s a great opportunity to get some clams.”

Digs will be at Long Beach and Twin Harbors Dec. 3-9, Mocrocks Dec. 5-7 and Copalis on Dec. 6.

Future digs are proposed for Dec. 31-Jan. 7, Jan. 17-24, Jan. 30-Feb. 6 and Feb. 15-22.

For more information visit wdfw.wa.gov.