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Recreational Shellfish - What's Open?

This site is updated frequently though there occasionally is a delay.

Always call the shellfish hotline 800-448-2474 prior to harvest

OPEN SEASON: Entire year and at all hours. Exceptions are listed under “Harvest Methods and Restrictions” in the table below, and except when any state agency has issued a public health advisory. To learn about current health advisories, contact Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, 800-448-2474.

OPEN AREAS: All areas are open except Marine Gardens, Research Reserves, Habitat Refuges, and Shellfish Preserves. These areas have signs indicating their locations and are listed and mapped in the Sport Fishing Regulations book.

Species Current Season Status


Dungeness crab

Updated 11/15/2017

Recreational crab harvesting in bays is OPEN  from the Columbia River to Cape Foulweather (south of Depoe Bay) and from Tahkenitch Creek (north of Winchester Bay and Reedsport) to the north jetty of Coos Bay. Recreational crab harvesting is CLOSED from Cape Foulweather to Tahkenitch Creek, and from the north jetty of Coos Bay, including the Coos Bay estuary, to the California Border.

Essentially, Umpqua River is open, then all bays North of Cape Foulweather to the Columbia River

see a chart

More information from Oregon Department of Agriculture 

Bay clams


Updated 07/20/2015

Open in all areas of Oregon.


Razor clams

razor clam

Updated 10/01/2017

Open from Columbia River to to Cascade Head (just north of Lincoln City).

Closed from Cascade Head south to the California border

see ODA announcement



Updated 11/13/2017

Open in all areas of Oregon.

see ODA announcement



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