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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2021, 01:57:23 PM »
Unfortunately it's looking less and less likely we will find out.  The other question is what the coastal health departments would do, they are the ones that stopped the digs last spring.  I'm guessing the local businesses might have more of a voice this time around if given the opportunity.

I bet a FOI request could get copies of the lab reports if anyone is interested in the paper trail.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2021, 03:13:24 PM »
I didn't know razors were preferred bait. Why don't they use horse clams or some other nasty clam

I bet it would make you scream like a girl if you saw the amount of razors used for commercial dungie bait.  :chuckle:
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2021, 03:16:03 PM »
Itís amazing how people fall for conspiracy theories when it suits their interests.  Clams and Crab are closed because of domoic acid levels.  Not because of gatherings.
I would much prefer we would use a leave it open when safe to do so type of season setting like Oregon and Canada, instead of planned announced digs.
The announced digs lead to big crowds and a assumption by the public that the beach is safe to go out in bad weather at night.  A couple of years ago two incidents occurred where people lost their lives. 
Beaches should always be open when safe and their is enough clams to spread out the effort and people can go when the weather suits them.  :twocents:
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2021, 03:27:30 PM »
..ok.... weíll believe them on this, but most of everything else they say is bs.   :chuckle:
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #79 on: February 22, 2021, 03:43:10 PM »
I think all the naysayers on this thread should go out, say "screw the government", dig some clams after dark, take one for the team and eat them all, and report back in a few days if they were toxic or not.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #80 on: February 22, 2021, 03:59:26 PM »
Itís amazing how people fall for conspiracy theories when it suits their interests.  Clams and Crab are closed because of domoic acid levels.  Not because of gatherings.
I would much prefer we would use a leave it open when safe to do so type of season setting like Oregon and Canada, instead of planned announced digs.
The announced digs lead to big crowds and a assumption by the public that the beach is safe to go out in bad weather at night.  A couple of years ago two incidents occurred where people lost their lives. 
Beaches should always be open when safe and their is enough clams to spread out the effort and people can go when the weather suits them.  :twocents:


Commie's are crabbing...so it's either not that bad or....?

Oh that's right...us sport guys don't know how to properly care for toxic crab like the commie guys do.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #81 on: February 22, 2021, 04:12:31 PM »
Thatís what they think!  Commie Crabbing is open under a eviceration order.  Wdfw says recreational crabbers are too dumb to clean their crab before cooking. 
Yet for non native crawfish it is required to kill them or cook them on the water.  I guess we are smart enough to do that. Or are we? :bash:
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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #82 on: February 22, 2021, 05:35:49 PM »
Around here kids are taught at a young age to not eat boogers, or bug guts. Dont know if thats done in Olympia.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2021, 11:48:36 PM »
Thatís what they think!  Commie Crabbing is open under a eviceration order.  Wdfw says recreational crabbers are too dumb to clean their crab before cooking. 
Yet for non native crawfish it is required to kill them or cook them on the water.  I guess we are smart enough to do that. Or are we? :bash:

I believe you would find they process their food differently from crab or clams. It makes a difference. Right now you can go dig sand shrimp and eat them if you are so inclined. They recommend not eating the fat or brains, but I think they always say that. 

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2021, 05:52:39 AM »
Around here kids are taught at a young age to not eat boogers, or bug guts. Dont know if thats done in Olympia.
Last I checked I never saw a class on it.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2021, 07:12:14 AM »
Sounds like the toxin's oddly enough got low enough in the last few days to open up crabbing...per wdfw.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2021, 07:17:47 AM »
Sounds like the toxin's oddly enough got low enough in the last few days to open up crabbing...per wdfw.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #87 on: February 25, 2021, 07:36:08 AM »
I'm no biologist, but it seems that a filter feeding clam and meat eating crab might have different levels?  Could be they sample both creatures and crabs have low enough levels?

If WDFW opens it, my guess is they are confident, the liability would be huge.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #88 on: February 25, 2021, 08:38:20 AM »
Well it just seems that there is some kind of reasoning they are not being very transparent about. I don't play a biologist in my other life either.

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Re: Razor clams
« Reply #89 on: February 25, 2021, 08:41:39 AM »
I fully agree on the transparency issue.  WDFW is notorious in my mind for not explaining virtually anything which isn't good policy in my opinion.  It wouldn't take a bunch of effort to type up a sentence or two explaining things every now and again.

 


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