New limits set for razor clam harvesting

May 23, 2013 -- 10:30am
- HOMER, Alaska (AP) - The bag and possession limit for razor clams on beaches between Kenai and Homer has been drastically reduced. KBBI reports this is only the second time in more than 50 years that the limits have been lowered. The new rules, in effect through at least the end of this year, set bag and possession limits of 25 clams. The previous bag limit was 60 and the possession limit was 120. While the rules affect beaches from the Kenai River to the Homer Spit, the major area of concern is Ninilchik Beach. According to the Department of Fish and Game, the abundance of razor clams has dropped from about 1.5 million in 2011 to 79,000 this year. That's the lowest abundance level for Ninilchik Beach since surveys began in 1990.
 

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