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Tillamook Bay Clam Advisory Committee

Tillamook Bay
Tillamook Bay near the Port of Garibaldi (Oregon ShoreZone)
Tillamook Bay
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In 2019, Senate Bill 1025 directed ODFW to form a Tillamook Bay Clam Advisory Committee (TBCAC) that would consider issues and make recommendations pertaining to bay clam management. ODFW appointed members to represent commercial, recreational, and conservation interests. The ODFW Shellfish Program facilitates TBCAC meetings and helps the Committee identify and articulate recommendations the Department will consider for the management of commercial and recreational bay clam fisheries. ODFW will report back to the legislature in 2022.


Committee Advisor Stakeholder Group
Craig Andes Commercial Harvesters
Shane Riley Commercial Harvesters
Brett Senff Commercial Harvesters
Kristi Foster Conservation
Clair Thomas Conservation
Brent Collier Sport Harvesters
Barbara Trout Sport Harvesters
Steve Williams Sport Harvesters


Restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic require TBCAC to meet virtually instead of in person in the Tillamook area. TBCAC meets quarterly.

Click on the links below to view the proposed agendas, slides, meeting recordings, meeting minutes, and other materials.

Date Location Agenda Recording Minutes Resources
1/27/2022 Virtual Agenda Video Minutes Presentation
11/3/2021 Virtual Agenda Video Minutes Progress Summary
9/22/2021 Virtual Agenda Video   Presentation
6/16/2021 Virtual Agenda Video Minutes Backgrounder
Shellfish Task Force Report 2016
3/29/2021 Virtual Agenda Video   Bay Clams Temp Rules March 2021
1/28/2021 Virtual Agenda Video Minutes Commercial backgrounder
10/28/2020 Virtual Agenda Video Minutes TBCAC’s Issues to Address
6/15/2020 Virtual Agenda Video Minutes Backgrounder

Want to know more about bay clam management?

Email your questions of comments to

Start with ODFW’s Backgrounder on Recreational and Commercial Clamming in Tillamook Bay (pdf).

Visit ODFW’s Recreational and Commercial Shellfish webpage.

Visit for more info on recreational clamming and crabbing.


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