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Razor clam

A razor clam rests partially dug into the sand.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife nnounced Feb. 2 the closure of razor clamming from the south jetty of the Umpqua River, south of Reedsport, to the south jetty of Coos Bay due to elevated levels of the marine toxin domoic acid. As a result, the recreational harvesting of razor clams is closed from Cascade Head, north of Lincoln City, to the California border.

Razor clamming remains open from the Columbia River to Cascade Head.

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, call ODA’s shellfish safety information hotline at (800) 448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures web page at https://oda.direct/ShellfishClosures

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