Mussel harvesting reopens from border to north side Siletz Bay

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW announce mussel harvesting is now open from the Washington border to the north side of Siletz Bay in Lincoln City. Recent shellfish samples indicate levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid is below the closure limit for two consecutive weeks.

Mussel harvesting remains closed from the south side of Siletz Bay to the California border for elevated levels of domoic acid.

Razor clam harvesting continues to remain closed on the entire Oregon coast due to high levels of domoic acid.

Recreational bay clam and crab harvesting remain open along the entire Oregon coast. ODA will continue to test for shellfish toxins twice per month, as tides and weather permit. Reopening an area closed for biotoxins requires two consecutive tests with results below the closure limit. Contact ODFW for recreational license requirements, permits, rules and limits.

For more information call ODA’s shellfish biotoxin safety hotline at (800) 448-2474, the Food Safety Division at (503) 986-4720, or visit the ODA shellfish biotoxin closures webpage.