A razor-clam dig late next week at several coastal beaches has been approved.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife approved the dig after marine toxin tests confirmed the clams on those two beaches are safe to eat.
Digging will be allowed Thursday through Jan. 22 at Twin Harbors and Long Beach. The National Park Service also has approved a dig Jan. 21-22 at Kalaloch, in Olympic National Park.
Digging is restricted to between noon and midnight.
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Copalis and Mocrocks will remain closed to razor-clam digging this month but are tentatively scheduled to open in February.
Diggers should take safety precautions during night digs, especially at Kalaloch, Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin said in a news release.
Harvesters may take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 taken, regardless of size or condition.
Each digger’s limit must be kept in a separate container. Diggers must have a 2010-11 fishing license.