Blue Ocean Institute

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Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Clam, Pacific Razor

Pacific Razor Clams are found in shallow coastal waters from Alaska to central California.  Pacific Razor Clams grow quickly, reaching sexual maturity around 2-4 years, and they can produce millions of eggs.

They are caught in both commercial and recreational fisheries throughout their range. Fishermen dig for clams by hand, with shovels, or clam tubes.  This fishing method is very selective, resulting in minimal to no bycatch, and causes little damage to bottom habitats.

The abundance of Pacific Razor Clams varies from year to year, but the abundance in relation to target abundance conservation goals is not known.

Full species report here.