OLYMPIA - Clam diggers have a green light to proceed with an evening razor-clam dig that starts Friday, Dec. 3, at Twin Harbors and expands to four other ocean beaches this Saturday and Sunday.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.
Twin Harbors, which has the highest number of clams available for harvest, will be open for digging Dec. 3 through Dec. 6. Twin Harbors Beach extends from the mouth of Willapa Bay in Pacific County north to the south jetty at the mouth of Grays Harbor.
The four other beaches - Long Beach, Copalis, Mocrocks and Kalaloch - will be open for two days of digging, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.
No digging will be allowed before noon on any of the five razor-clam beaches. All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2010-11 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Opening dates and evening low tides for the upcoming dig are:
? Dec. 3, Fri. - 4:43 p.m., (-0.8 ft.), Twin Harbors
? Dec. 4, Sat. - 5:29 p.m., (-1.2 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
? Dec. 5, Sun. - 6:14 p.m., (-1.3 ft.), Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch
? Dec. 6, Mon. - 6:56 p.m., (-1.2 ft.), Twin Harbors