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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 05/24/2019

​Recreational crab harvest: Status map​

Open in all areas of Oregon

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. 

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 07/15/2019

The annual Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) razor clam conservation closure is in effect from July 15th through September 30th for razor clams on the Clatsop Beaches. The Clatsop Beaches are the 18 miles of beaches between the Columbia River and Tillamook Head. This conservation closure is not related to marine biotoxins. The conservation closure does not affect razor clams on beaches south of Tillamook Head. 

Razor clamming is now OPEN from Tillamook Head to Cape Blanco. Razor Clamming is CLOSED from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head (for the conservation closure) and CLOSED from Cape Blanco to the California border for elevated levels of domoic acid toxin.

see ODA announcement

Mussels

mussels

Updated 09/29/2018

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

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