WDFW announces razor clam dates ahead of Long Beach Razor Clam Festival; Asks beachgoers to avoid snowy plovers

  OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a three-day opening beginning Saturday, April 20 and extending through Earth Day, April 22. State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on morning low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe …

Sport clam season to close at Point Whitney Lagoon and Point Whitney Tidelands

  WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Action: Closes sport clam harvest at Point Whitney Lagoon and Point Whitney Tidelands. Effective date: April 15, 2019 until further notice. Species affected: All clams and mussels. Location: Point Whitney Tidelands and Point Whitney Lagoon, Jefferson County. Reason for action: Surveys indicate the clam population at these adjacent beaches has declined while recreational participation …

WDFW tentatively plans 12 days of scheduled razor clam digs starting March 16th

  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 …

Puget Sound crabbing season

WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Many Puget Sound marine areas are open for crab fishing as of July 1st. The exceptions include Marine Area 7, where the crab fishery opens July 14th in the area’s southern portion (San Juan Islands/Bellingham) and Aug. 16th in the northern portion (Gulf of Georgia). Marine areas 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island) and 13 (south Sound) …