Razor Clamming Reopens on Central Coast, March 18

ODFW release – ASTORIA, Ore. –Razor clamming reopened from Cascade Head (north of Lincoln City) to Seal Rock State Park (north of Waldport), the Oregon Department of Agriculture and ODFW announced. Recent razor clam samples indicate levels of domoic acid (a marine biotoxin) are below the limit for two consecutive weeks. Razor clam harvesting remains closed from Cape Blanco to the California border. It is open from the Washington border to Cape Blanco. Crab, mussel, and bay clam harvesting are open statewide. Domoic acid is produced by algae and originates in the ocean. 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 ODA Recreational Shellfish Biotoxin Closures Webpage. Contact ODFW for recreational license requirements, permits, rules, and limits.

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