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Clatsop Beaches close to razor clam harvesting

Friday, March 08, 2019

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the closure of recreational and commercial razor clamming from the Columbia River to Tillamook Head (south of Seaside). Recent shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have risen above the closure limits.

Recreational and commercial razor clamming is also closed from Cape Blanco to the California border for elevated levels of domoic acid toxin. Razor clamming remains open from Tillamook Head to Cape Blanco. Mussel and bay clam harvesting is open along the entire coast. 

ODA will continue to test for shellfish toxins twice per month, as tides permit. Reopening of an area requires two consecutive tests, at least one week apart, with all results below the limit. 

For more information call ODA's shellfish safety information hotline at (800) 448-2474, the Food Safety Division at (503) 986-4720, or visit the ODA Recreational Shellfish Biotoxins Closures webpage.

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Contact:

Judy Dowell, ODA, (503) 871-2118

 
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