Fish Report for 1-20-2023
Changes to recreational crabbing domoic acid closure boundaries
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
NEWPORT, Ore – The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW moved the recreational crabbing (ocean, bays, and estuaries) biotoxin closure boundary to four miles north of Charleston (43° 25’) to one half mile north of Gold Beach (42° 26’).
Coos Bay and the Coquille River are closed to recreational crabbing while the Rogue River is open.
Test results received today show domoic acid levels in crab sampled from the closed area are above the human safety threshold.
Recreational bay clam and mussel harvesting remain open along the entire Oregon coast. Razor clamming is still closed coastwide .
ODA tests for shellfish toxins twice per month, as tides and weather permit. Sampling schedules sometimes are altered due to vessel availability, weather, and other factors.
Reopening an area closed for biotoxins requires two consecutive tests with results below the closure limit.
It is recommended that recreational crab harvesters always eviscerate crab before cooking. This includes removing and discarding the viscera, internal organs, and gills.
For more information, call ODA’s shellfish biotoxin safety hotline at (800)448-2474, the Food Safety Division at (503) 986-4720, or visit the ODA shellfish biotoxin closures webpage.
Contact ODFW for recreational license requirements, permits, rules and limits.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, January 19th
Hood River: Hood River Fishing Report
Green Peter Reservoir: The water level is back down to its lowest level to maximize storage capacity
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Flows will remain high due to rain in the forecast
Santiam River (South Fork): A few late summer steelhead are all that is available
Necanicum River: The Necanicum has had fair fishing lately
Nehalem River: The lower Nehalem remains off color due to recent rains
Trask River: The Trask is still a little high, but should be in shape by late this week
Wilson River: Winter steelhead fishing on the Wilson has been slow to fair
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant has filled to 18 percent full
Emigrant Reservoir: Howard Prairie has started to fill with recent rain and snow and is at 15 percent full
Rogue River - Middle: Summer steelhead are still being caught
Rogue River- Upper: Hatchery summer steelhead are still available but winding down
: ODFW Recreation Report
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