SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife annual razor clam conservation closure is now in effect from July 15 through September 30, 2022. This razor clam closure is for the Clatsop Beaches only, from the Columbia River down to Tillamook Head, including Seaside. Beaches at Cannon Beach and south to the California border, are not affected by this annual conservation closure. The conservation closure allows the clams to spawn, ensuring baby clams for future harvests.
Mussel, bay clam and crab harvesting remain open along the entire Oregon coast. Coastal scallops are not affected by biotoxin closures when only the adductor muscle is eaten. ODA does not recommend eating whole scallops.
ODFW razor clam conservation closure contact: Matt Hunter (503) 325-2462.