The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the reopening of razor clamming from the south jetty of the Umpqua River, at Winchester Bay to Cape Arago, south of Coos Bay as domoic acid levels have dropped below the alert level.
The opening means razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to Cascade head and open from the south jetty of the Umpqua River to Cape Arago
The harvesting of razor clams remains closed from Cascade Head to the north jetty of the Umpqua River and closed from Cape Arago to the California border. This includes all beaches and all bays.
ODA will continue to test for shellfish toxins every other week, as tides permit. Reopening of an area requires two consecutive tests in the safe range.
For more information please call ODA’s shellfish safety information hotline at (800) 448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures web page at http://www.oregon.gov/oda/programs/foodsafety/shellfish/pages/shellfishclosures.aspx.