Razor-clam digging is set to begin next week on four coastal beaches. Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will be open Jan. 7-9 from noon to midnight each day...

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Razor-clam digging is set to begin next week on four coastal beaches.



Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will be open Jan. 7-9 from noon to midnight each day.



“The department confirmed that the clams on those beaches are safe to eat,” said Dan Ayres, the head state Fish and Wildlife coastal biologist.



Kalaloch Beach will remain closed because of a marine toxin that was detected last July. The good news is that recent tests showed toxin levels had dipped slightly below the health-safety-standard cutoff, and the beach could open in the coming months.



The daily limit is the first 15 clams dug regardless of size or condition. Each digger must keep clams in separate containers.



Low tides: Jan. 7, plus-0.1 feet at 4:01 p.m.; Jan. 8, -0.5 at 4:55 p.m.; and Jan. 9, -1.0 at 5:47 p.m.



Other possible openings are Feb. 5-7 and March 6-8.



Mark Yuasa: 206-464-8780 or myuasa@seattletimes.com