Oregon closes coastal clamming, mussel harvesting

In Nehalem Bay the shellfish are mostly Softshells and Purple Varnish.
In Tillamook Bay, there are Gapers, Butters, Cockles, Littlenecks, as well as Softshells and Purple Varnish.
In Netarts Bay, the choices are Gapers, Butters, Cockles, Littlenecks, Softshells and Purple Varnish.
And in Nestucca Bay, the Softshells and Purple Varnish are plentiful.
The recreational harvest of bay clams is open along the entire Oregon Coast from the Columbia River to the California border.
But to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the stretch of ocean coastline in Tillamook County has a problem.

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The state agency has issued a public warning. It has closed the recreation harvest of razor clams from Tillamook Head (south of Seaside) to the California border for elevated levels of domain acid on the coast. It is still open for clamming from Tillamook Head north to the Columbia River.
The announcement includes closure of the harvesting of mussels from the Columbia River to Cascade Head near Lincoln City because of elevated levels of shellfish toxin. South of Cascade Head, the harvesting of mussels is still permitted.






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