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
* 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.
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 with Columbia River Basin Endorsement $206.25
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 Endorsement
Resident/Nonresident $32.50 ( $33.50 with a Columbia River Basin Endorsement)
* replaces Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit for nonmotorized boats
includes disabled clam digging
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit
* Regular shellfish license is still required.
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.