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Recreational 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 12/21/2015

Recreational crabbing open throughout the state.

see ODA announcement


Bay clams


Updated 07/20/2015

Open in all areas of Oregon.

Razor clams

razor clam

Updated 05/16/16

The recreational harvest of razor clams is closed from Tillamook Head (south of Seaside) to Cascade Head (north of Lincoln City) and closed from the Yachats River to the California border for elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes all beaches and all bays. 

The recreational harvest of razor clams is open from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head and open from Cascade Head to the Yachats River. 

see ODA announcement



Updated 04/19/2016

Closed from the south jetty of the Columbia River to Cascade Head, located north of Lincoln City

Open South of Cascade Head to the California Border.


see ODA announcement


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


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