Community, Outdoors

Portion of coast opens for razor clamming

Digging for clams on the Oregon coast. PHOTO PROVIDED/ODFW

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced that a portion of the coast has opened for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have fallen below the closure limit.
Recreational razor clamming is now open from Tillamook Head to Cape Arago. Recreational razor clamming is closed for the ODFW annual conservation closure from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head. This closure is not related to biotoxins. Recreational razor clamming is also closed from Cape Arago to the California border for elevated levels of domoic acid toxin. This includes all beaches and all bays.
Recreational mussel harvesting is open along the entire coast.
Recreational bay clam harvesting is open along the entire coast.
Recreational crab harvesting is open along the entire Oregon coast.
Contact ODFW for recreational licensing requirements, permits and rules.
For more information please call ODA’s Shellfish Safety Information Hotline at (800) 448-2474 or contact Judy Dowell at (503) 871-2118.



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