Fish Board Takes No Action on Limiting Clams on Cook Inlet Beach

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The Alaska Board of Fisheries has decided to take no action on a proposal that would have set limits on clams on a remote beach on the west side of Cook Inlet.

The Peninsula Clarion reports the lack of action leaves the Polly Creek beach with an unlimited source of razor clams. A crash in razor clam population on the east side of Cook Inlet prompted officials with the state Department of Fish and Game to restrict and ultimately shut down 50 miles of beaches in the Kenai Peninsula.

The clam closures led to a request by a Ninilchik man that the board consider setting a limit of clams for west inlet beaches.

The board this week took no action on that request during a meeting in Anchorage.