By Staff
Chinook Observer 

Clam season likely but numbers down

 

Last updated 9/21/2023 at 10:50am

Luke Whittaker, Chinook Observer

Lacey Long, 3, of Marysville, watches as her sister Ariel, 6, lifts a clam from the sand near Seaview earlier this year.

OLYMPIA - On the up side, it appears likely there will be razor clam digging on the peninsula starting Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. On the down side, the number of clams has plummeted to less than a quarter of what there were in the pandemic-scuttled season of 2020-21.

Of the four clamming areas on Washington's outer coast, a timely start to the season appears most likely here on the peninsula and on the Twin Harbors beach from approximately Tokeland to Westport, based on recent testing for the marine toxin domoic acid.

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