Crabbing and clamming are popular with visitors to Oregon’s coast for a variety of reasons: they’re easy to do and there’s equipment for rent; the whole family can participate; and, with 363 miles of coastline, there’s plenty of opportunity.
Current Recreational Shellfish Closures
Bay Clamming – including gaper, butter, cockle, littleneck and softshell clams – See advisory for softshell clams
Razor Clamming – much sought after, razor clams are large and tasty
Crabbing – catch them yourself from a boat or dock
Oregon Tide Tables – best clamming is at low/negative tides; crabbing is best around slack tides
Regulations – Marine Zone – includes clam ID guide, daily bag limits and directions for measuring crab