The Closure Of All Razor Clamming Due To A Marine Toxin

Between the state lines of Washington and California, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife put a stop to all razor clam harvesting. Recent findings from a laboratory indicate that the concentration of the marine biotoxin domoic acid has reached levels that warrant the closure of the Oregon coast.

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The harvesting of mussels is still prohibited from the Columbia River all the way to the north bank of the Yachats River due to the presence of high amounts of a marine biotoxin that causes paralysis in shellfish. The area south of the Yachats River and all the way up to the state line in California is still open for harvesting mussels.

The Closure Of All Razor Clamming
The Closure Of All Razor Clamming

The recreational gathering of bay clams and crabs is still permitted.

As long as tides and weather allow it, the ODA plans to continue doing toxicity tests on shellfish twice every month. In order to reopen an area that has been closed because of biotoxins, there must be two consecutive tests with findings that are lower than the closure limit. Naturally occurring algae are responsible for the production of both domoic acid and the paralytic shellfish toxin.

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Call the ODA’s shellfish biotoxin safety hotline at (800) 448-2474, the Food Safety Division at (503) 986-4720, or go to the ODA Shellfish Biotoxin Closures webpage for further information.

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