This short film introduces tools and basic techniques for digging razor clams on Washington’s coastal beaches.

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  • Little if any chance for razor clam digs for the remainder of the season

    The outlook is bleak for any chance of opening razor clam digs at any beach this season, with stubbornly high domoic acid levels continuing to make the clams unsafe to eat. "No future razor clam dates ...

  • Recreational crabbing closes in Grays Harbor, except for the Westport Boat Basin

    OLYMPIA—Recreational Dungeness crab fishing will close in Grays Harbor, except for the Westport Boat Basin, state shellfish managers announced today.

  • POINT OF VIEW: Capital gains tax a distraction

    Agreeing on a budget is usually the most difficult job facing state lawmakers, but this year is unusual to say the least. Washington is just one of seven states in the country where tax revenue ...

  • Long Beach

    Guide to Clam Digging in WA The Pacific razor clam (Siliqua patula) lives in abundance on the shoreline between California and Alaska. Washington's Pacific razor clam digging season is just ...

  • PAT NEAL: Discovering Discovery Bay

    With the razor clam season shut down ... That’s about how long people have been digging clams here. The Englishman Robert Duffin was the first European to visit Discovery Bay in July 1788. His long ...

  • 65 of the Best Chowder Recipes to Keep You Warm

    Shirley Beachum, Shelby, Michigan Pumpkin Clam Chowder When autumn arrives, I'm eager to celebrate with warm and cozy comfort food like this pumpkin clam chowder. Use fresh clams if they are ...

  • Nature Photos

    From the rugged coasts of Neah Bay to the city parks of Spokane, we highlight Washington's diverse natural splendor alongside the people who work and play within it.

  • Regional Flavors of the Pacific Northwest

    Many Seattleites tend kitchen gardens, hunt and fish, trap crabs, dig clams, harvest berries ... scallops, geoduck and razor clams, as well as blackberries, huckleberries, fiddlehead ferns ...

  • Protecting a Way of Life:

    Buried within these sandy beaches are hundreds of thousands of razor clams—one of the most sought-after shellfish in the state of Washington. Resource managers ... thousands of clam diggers brave the ...

  • Adventure briefs: Razor clam dig approaches, free day at state parks

    The next razor clam dig is scheduled to begin Saturday ... To honor the nation’s veterans, Washington State Parks will offer free admission on Veterans Day. On Friday, people will not need ...

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    Guide to Clam Digging in WA The Pacific razor clam (Siliqua patula) lives in abundance on the shoreline between California and Alaska. Washington's Pacific razor clam digging season is just ...

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