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Oregon closes entire coast to clamming due to marine biotoxin

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday that the entire Oregon coast is closed for commercial and recreational razor clamming due to elevated levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid. 

Mussel harvesting is closed from the south jetty of the Coquille River at Bandon to the California border for elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxin. 

Mussel harvesting is open from the Columbia River to the north jetty of the Coquille River at Bandon. 

Bay clams and crab are open for recreational harvesters along the entire Oregon coast. Contact ODFW for recreational license requirements, permits and rules. 

For more information please call ODA's shellfish safety information hotline at (800) 448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures webpage

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