Posted on May 26, 2014
The 2014 Razor Clam Season is coming to a close and has been even better than last year’s banner season, with over 6 million razor clams harvested! The whole family can take part in this uniquely Pacific Northwest subsistence activity.
• May 27, Tuesday, 6:24 a.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 28, Wednesday, 7:06 a.m., -1.3 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 29, Thursday, 7:45 a.m., -1.4 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 30, Friday, 8:23 a.m., -1.2 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• May 31, Saturday, 9:00 a.m., -1.0 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• June 1, Sunday, 9:37 a.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
- By law, clam diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
- All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
- The final word on beach openings is announced about a week before each dig is scheduled to start, provided marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
- Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.
Here is a GREAT video, by David Campiche of the Shelburne Inn and Restaurant on how to clean your razor clams!