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TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2017

TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2015

SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 2015

Clammers can harvest up to 15 razor clams such as this one, taken at Grayland, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Razor clam digs postponed; toxin levels high

SHELLFISHING -- Washington shellfish managers have postponed the fall start of razor clam digging on ocean beaches. They say toxin levels in the clams are too high. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says it won’t schedule razor clam digs on the coast until...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

SATURDAY, OCT. 4, 2014

MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

Clammers can harvest up to 15 razor clams such as this one, taken at Grayland, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Ocean beaches loaded with clams for fall seasons

SHELLFISHING -- The outlook for fall razor clam digging is more than bright enough to lure East Siders over to Washington's ocean beaches. The shellfishing forecast isn't just good; it's outstanding. “Based on our assessments, the razor clam populations on some beaches exceed the near...

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MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

Clammers can harvest up to 15 razor clams such as this one, taken at Grayland, Wash. (Elaine Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Beefy bivalves await razor clam diggers

SHELLFISHING -- Plenty of fat clams await diggers who turn out for the next razor clam dig, set to run Wednesday, Feb. 26, through March 3 on various Washington ocean beaches. The Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today the dig has been approved after...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

Dungeness crab wait for ice, packing and shipping at Hallmark Fisheries in Charleston, Ore.

Holiday crabs: Can you dig it?

SHELLFISHING -- Clam diggers can ring in the new year with an eight-day razor clam dig on ocean beaches that starts Dec. 29 and stretches through Jan. 5. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed the...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

Dave Gooding, left and Roy Osterhout, both of Bremerton, Wash., hits the tide flats in search of geoduck on the beach in Retsil, Wash., Friday, June 4, 2004. Gooding was not shy about getting wet for a tasty clam buried two or three feet in the sand. Hundreds of people explored Puget Sound's beaches Friday, with many more expected to head out over the weekend as the lowest tides in 19 years are revealing all sorts of unusual creatures. (Associated Press)

Getting down and dirty for goeducks

SHELLFISHING -- Seattle Times outdoor writer Mark Yuasa dove head-first into the sport of goeduck harvesting last week. Read for insight on the technique his friends have developed for gathering the heavyweight of Pacific Northwest clams.

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