Restrictions placed on clamming

Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) For the fourth year in a row clamming will not be allowed in the east side of beaches in the Cook Inlet.

The Peninsula Clarion reported the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced they would close the beach from the tip of the Homer Spit to the Kenai River on January 1st for the entire year.

The AFG said researchers continue to look into high rates of mortality of clams.  Another issue is low recruitment of clams.  The number of mature clams found in the Ninilchik and Clam Gulch beaches have been at historically low levels since 2014.

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