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WAC 220-56-360

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Razor clams—Areas and seasons.

(1) The following areas are defined as razor clam areas:
(a) "Razor Clam Area 1" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay between Cape Disappointment and Toke Point, not including the beaches within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation or those tidelands and waters within the boundaries of Razor Clam Area 2;
(b) "Razor Clam Area 2" includes the tidelands and waters of the detached sand spits at the entrance to Willapa Bay west of Ellen Sands, north of the tip of Leadbetter Point and south of the Willapa Bay Ship Channel;
(c) "Razor Clam Area 3" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean, Willapa Bay, and Grays Harbor from Toke Point west and north to the westernmost point of the jetty at the end of Point Brown, not including the beaches within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation;
(d) "Razor Clam Area 4" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from the westernmost point of the jetty at the end of Point Brown north to the Copalis River;
(e) "Razor Clam Area 5" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from the Copalis River north to the southern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation;
(f) "Razor Clam Area 6" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from the northern boundary of the Quinault Indian Reservation north to Brown's Point (in the Kalaloch area of Jefferson County);
(g) "Razor Clam Area 7" includes the tidelands and waters of the Pacific Ocean from Brown's Point (in the Kalaloch area of Jefferson County) north to the Bonilla-Tatoosh line at Cape Flattery, not including those beaches that fall within the boundaries of an Indian reservation.
(2) It is unlawful to take, dig for or possess razor clams taken for personal use from any beaches in any razor clam area except as provided by emergency rule.
(3) It is unlawful to dig for razor clams at any time in the Long Beach, Twin Harbors, or Copalis Beach Razor Clam Sanctuaries as defined in WAC 220-56-372.
(4) Violation of this section is an infraction under RCW 77.15.160, a misdemeanor punishable under RCW 77.15.380, Unlawful recreational fishing in the second degree—Penalty, or a gross misdemeanor under RCW 77.15.370, Unlawful recreational fishing in the first degree—Penalty, depending on whether any razor clams were harvested and the amount harvested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.055, 77.12.045, and 77.12.047. WSR 13-02-043 (Order 12-290), § 220-56-360, filed 12/21/12, effective 1/21/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 75.08.080. WSR 92-11-012 (Order 92-19), § 220-56-360, filed 5/12/92, effective 6/12/92; WSR 87-09-066 (Order 87-16), § 220-56-360, filed 4/21/87; WSR 85-19-067 (Order 85-134), § 220-56-360, filed 9/17/85; WSR 85-12-007 (Order 85-51), § 220-56-360, filed 5/23/85; WSR 83-07-043 (Order 83-16), § 220-56-360, filed 3/17/83; WSR 83-04-026 (Order 83-05), § 220-56-360, filed 1/27/83; WSR 83-01-025 (Order 82-220), § 220-56-360, filed 12/8/82; WSR 82-07-047 (Order 82-19), § 220-56-360, filed 3/18/82; WSR 80-03-064 (Order 80-12), § 220-56-360, filed 2/27/80, effective 4/1/80.]