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Bay clamming reopens statewide, mussels reopen on south coast

July 5, 2024

SALEM, Ore – Bay clamming is now open statewide and mussel harvest reopens from Coos Bay north jetty to the California border the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Two consecutive tests showed biotoxin levels below the closure limit in these areas. 

People should always call the Shellfish Safety Hotline (1-800-448-2474) before heading out to harvest shellfish or visit the ODA Recreational Shellfish Biotoxin Closures Webpage.

Mussel harvest remains closed from Coos Bay north jetty to the Washington border for high levels of the marine biotoxin paralytic shellfish poison (PSP). Razor clamming remains closed from Yachats to Coos Bay for high levels of PSP and domoic acid.

Current harvest closures and openings:

Bay clams:

Open coastwide.


Open from Coos Bay north jetty to the California border.
Closed from Coos Bay north jetty to the Washington border.

Razor clams:

Open from Washington border to Yachats River.
Closed from Yachats River to Coos Bay north jetty.
Open from Coos Bay north jetty to California border.

Reminder: Clatsop beaches' annual conservation closure begins July 15.

ODA will continue testing for shellfish toxins at least twice per month, as tides and weather permit. Reopening an area closed for biotoxins requires two consecutive tests with results below the closure limit. 

For more information call ODA's shellfish biotoxin hotline at (800) 448-2474, the ODA Food Safety Program at 503- 986-4720, or visit the Contact ODFW for recreational license requirements, permits, rules, and limits.


Contact: ODA Shellfish Desk, 503-986-4726
Meghan Dugan, ODFW 541-315-6629
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