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The entire Oregon coast is now open to mussel harvest.

Razor clamming is now closed from Cascade Head near Lincoln City to the north jetty of the Siuslaw River in Florence.

Effective 9/19 to 12/31, Chinook and coho retention are open from Buoy 10 to the Hwy 395 bridge.

Beginning March 23, all ODFW offices will be closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Effective March 18, all state-owned fish hatcheries are closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.

Crabbing & Clamming

Licensing Info

Shellfish licenses are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You can begin buying your next year's license on Dec. 1 of the prior year. If you have questions, please call ODFW licensing staff at 503-947-6101.

As of Oct. 7, nonresidents can harvest clams, crabs and other shellfish along the entire Oregon Coast in areas that are open to harvest. Oct. 7, 2020

2020 crabbing and clamming license, tag and permit fees

Annual Licenses

Annual Shellfish

Resident* $10.00
Nonresident $28.00

Resident is defined as a person who has resided in Oregon at least six months immediately prior to applying for a license, tag or permit. See the e-regulations for more details.

Sports Pac

includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey,
cougar, general or controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations

Resident $196.50
Resident with Columbia River Basin Endorsement $206.25
Nonresident N/A

Youth Licenses

Youth Sports Pac

includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey, cougar, general or
controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations and the Columbia River Basin Endorseme
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Resident $55.00
Nonresident N/A

Disabled Veteran and Uniformed Service Member License

Uniformed Services Annual Shellfish

Resident N/A
Nonresident $10.00

Disabled Veteran Shellfish

Resident FREE
Nonresident N/A

Daily/Multi-day Licenses

Daily Angling and Shellfish Combination

Resident/Nonresident $32.50 ( $33.50 with a Columbia River Basin Endorsement)

Three Day Shellfish

Resident N/A
Nonresident $19.00

Other Permits and Applications

Duplicate License, Tag, or Permit

$2.00

Wildlife Area Parking Permit

Daily $10.00
Annual $30.00

Waterway Access Permit*- Nonmotorized Boats

Resident/Nonresident $19.00
* replaces Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit for nonmotorized boats

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit - Motorized Boats

Resident N/A
Nonresident $22.00

Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit*

includes disabled clam digging
Resident/Nonresident FREE
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit
* Regular shellfish license is still required.

Additional Resources

Incoming and outgoing tides can affect several marine fisheries. For example, clamming is best during low and negative tides.

Learn more about the biotoxins that occasionally shut down razor clamming, and sometimes crabbing, on the Oregon coast.

Fall and winter can be excellent times for crabbing and clamming. And shellfish licenses are quite affordable ($10) for youth and adults 12 and older.