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About Oregon shellfish

The ocean waters, estuaries and shores of the Oregon Coast support diverse and abundant shellfish populations. The most well-known species include pink shrimp, Dungeness and red rock crab, razor clams, mussels and several species of bay clams. But there are dozens of lesser-known species of shellfish that play an equally important role in the nearshore ecosystem.

ODFW manages both commercial and recreational harvest of crabs and clams, while our research efforts center on understanding how these species contribute to the health of estuaries and other nearshore habitats.


  Shellfish Biology
Sport crab
bay clams
Razor clams

About a Dungeness crab
Crab identification
Why are all the crabs dying?

About a bay clam
Bay clam identification

About a razor clam

  Shellfish Research
Shellfish research projects and results
razor clam research
Monitoring harmful algae
Monitoring harmful algae

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