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posted : March 22, 2007 Post subject: Collecting Razor Fish
Looking into collecting Razor fish and I am aware that other divers use some sort of tool (using air or saline solution) to encourage the shells to come out of their burrows. Any you guys know what sort of tools are used and where I could get hold of them?

posted : March 25, 2007 Post subject: Collecting Razor Fish
The tools you require are attached to the end of your arms!

However certain times of the year are more productive than others.I'll leave you to figure that out for yourself, like alot of us have found out ourselves.There are mechanical and such like techniques that are used but they are not really intended for solo use or entirely legal and safe.

When I need a fry I swim off the shore and take no more than a net bag to put them in.

posted : August 8, 2007 Post subject: Collecting Razor Fish
I am new to this site and find it a good one! So I am not trying to convert you! The information you seek can be found at on the Commercial Diving Directory. There were photos and a lot of discussion..too much to post again. Sign on...go to General or Safety board or check posts from early 2006 by Bubblesblower...a lifetime's work.
If you can't find it post a query on the general board and someone will come up with the link! Good Luck Nick.

posted : February 27, 2008 Post subject: Collecting Razor Fish
Thanks for that diving link, very informative. Can I tell you that I use a semi dry-suit and snorkelling rig out. My tools are two old EP90 oil bottles with the pull-out long snouts (well washed, hot water with washing -up liquid). Fill with K3 grade salt, at low tide, I swim out and when I see a show of a razor clam, just give him a shot of salt. He'll start to vacate his burrow. When he's about 2/3 up, I grab him and a gentle twist to bring free. Into the keep bag.

Dead simple, no SCUBA :-) reqd.

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