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Recreational and Commercial Shellfish - What's Open?

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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 12/19/2013

Open in all areas of Oregon.

Dungeness crab season is as follows:

  • Bays, estuaries, beaches, tide pools, piers and jetties open all year.
  • Ocean closed for Dungeness crab October 16 – November 30.


Bay clams


Updated 05/14/2015

Closed in the Necanicum River estuary.

Open in all other areas of Oregon.

Razor clams

razor clam

Updated 05/14/15

Closed throughout Oregon

Recreational Shellfish Biotoxin Closures



Updated 05/08/2014

Closed from WA border to Tillamook Head (South of Seaside) (elevated Domoic Acid levels)

Open from Tillamook Head to Cascade Head

Closed from Cascade Head to Rogue River north jetty (Gold Beach) (elevated Paralytic Shellfish Toxin)

Open from Rogue River south jetty to CA border


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


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