Oregon Has Reopened Its Entire Coast To Recreational Ocean And Bay Crabbing

Recreational Ocean And Bay Crabbing: The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) have reopened all recreational crabbing areas throughout the entire Oregon coast, including the ocean, bays, and estuaries. The amounts of domoic acid have been found to be below the closure threshold in two separate tests.

Oregon Has Reopened Its Entire Coast To Recreational Ocean And Bay Crabbing

In addition, a recreational gathering of bay clams and mussels is still permitted along the entirety of the Oregon coast. Despite this, razor clamming is still prohibited along the whole coast.

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The ODA conducts two rounds of toxicology testing on shellfish per month, depending on the tides and the weather. 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.

It is strongly advised that recreational crab harvesters always remove the crab’s internal organs prior to boiling the crab. This includes removing the viscera, internal organs, and gills from the fish and throwing them away.

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