Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled additional razor clam digging dates at Mocrocks and Copalis beaches.
“After reopening harvest on Copalis and Mocrocks since late January, we are delighted to announce tentative digs at both beaches for the remainder of March,” said Bryce Blumenthal, WDFW coastal shellfish biologist. “Marine toxin levels on Long Beach and Twin Harbors are still too high for reopening, but we’re hopeful that digging will return to one or both of those beaches before April.”
Final approval of remaining tentative openings in March is dependent on marine toxin test results.
The following tentative digs during evening (p.m.) low tides are scheduled:
March 3, Friday, 4:31 PM; 0.6 feet; Mocrocks
March 4, Saturday, 5:09 PM; 0.4 feet; Copalis
March 5, Sunday, 5:42 PM; 0.2 feet; Mocrocks
March 6, Monday, 6:13 PM 0.1 feet; Copalis
March 7, Tuesday, 6:41 PM; 0.3 feet; Mocrocks
March 8, Wednesday, 7:09 PM; 0.5 feet; Copalis
March 17, Friday, 4:10 PM; 0.0 feet; Copalis (Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival)
March 18, Saturday, 5:06 PM; -0.5 feet; Mocrocks (Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival)
March 19, Sunday, 5:54 PM; -0.7 feet; Copalis (Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival)
March 20, Monday, 6:38 PM; -0.7 feet; Mocrocks
March 21, Tuesday, 7:18 PM; -0.5 feet; Copalis
March 22, Wednesday, 7:56 PM; 0.0 feet; Mocrocks
The following tentative digs during morning (a.m.) low tides are scheduled:
March 23, Thursday, 8:29 AM; -0.3 feet; Copalis
March 24, Friday, 9:13 AM; -0.4 feet; Mocrocks
March 25, Saturday, 9:57 AM; -0.2 feet; Copalis
March 26, Sunday, 10:44 AM; 0.2 feet; Mocrocks
WDFW will announce future digging opportunities on those beaches when marine toxin tests show it is safe to do so.