The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
ignore
 »ODFW Home    » Fish Division   » Marine Resources   » Recreational and Commercial Shellfish   » What's Open
ignore
ignore
ignore
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
ignore
ignore
Fish MARINE RESOURCES
Commercial and recreational marine fisheries
ignore

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

Crab

Dungeness crab

Updated 02/16/2018

Recreational crabbing is closed from Cape Blanco (Port Orford area) south to the California Border.

Recreational crab harvesting from Cape Blanco north to the Columbia River remains open in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties.

It is always recommended you eviscerate the crab and discard the "butter" (viscera or guts) prior to cooking. When whole crab are cooked in liquid, domoic acid may leach into the cooking liquid. It is recommended you discard the cooking liquid, and do not use it in other dishes, such as sauces, broths, soups, stews, stocks, roux, dressings, etc. The consumption of crab viscera is not recommended. 

sea a chart

More information from Oregon Department of Agriculture 

Bay clams

clams

Updated 07/20/2015

Open in all areas of Oregon.

 

Razor clams

razor clam

Updated 02/05/2018

Open from the Columbia River to Cascade Head. This includes the Clatsop County beaches.

Effective Feb. 2, closed from Cascade Head, north of Lincoln City, to the California border.

see ODA announcement

Mussels

mussels

Updated 11/13/2017

Open in all areas of Oregon.

see ODA announcement

 

Contacts

Newport (541) 867-4741
Astoria (503) 325-2462
Charleston (541) 888-5515
Brookings (541) 412-7364

ignore
ignore
 


About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | Oregon.gov | File Formats | Employee Webmail | ODFW License Agents

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at: odfw.info@state.or.us
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at
: odfw.commission@state.or.us





   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 02/17/2018 8:33 AM