In the area I live we have a small razor clam beach about a mile long. It has long been a subsistance and sport food source.
Every time the effort level in the dungeness fishery increases with boats coming up from down south sometimes as many as 5 boat crews will be on the beach digging razors by the wash tub full for bait. I don`t think its right that such a good and valuable food source should be wasted as bait.
I checked with Fish and Game and apparantly there are no regulations or limits on the use of razor clams for bait. I am considering a proposal to the BOF to curtail the digging for bait and have asked F&G which reg needs to be addressed.
Is anyone else concerned about this I am wondering if it should be a State wide or local proposal. I will post what I learn from F&G if anyone is interested