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Fish and Wildlife approves razor clam dig starting Jan. 27

By Dan Hammock Daily World (Aberdeen, Wash.)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday that Copalis Beach will open for five straight days of razor clam digging starting Jan. 27, and both Copalis and Mocrocks Beach will be open starting Jan. 29.

The effective dates are from 12:01 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Copalis Beach will be open the first two days, with a minus 0.5 foot tide at 6:26 p.m. Friday and a minus 0.6 tide at 7:01 p.m. Saturday. The next three days, both Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will be open, with a Sunday minus 0.5 foot tide at 7:37 p.m., a Monday 8:13 p.m. minus 0.3 foot tide and a Tuesday 8:50 p.m. 0.2 foot tide.

The opening was announced after survey results showed that adequate clams are available for harvest at both beaches. The State Department of Health has also certified the clams from these beaches to be safe for human consumption.

Copalis Beach extends from the Grays Harbor north jetty to the Copalis River, and includes the Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis areas. Mocrocks Beach extends from the Copalis River to the southern boundary of the Quinault Reservation near the Moclips River, including Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Pacific Beach and Moclips.

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