Photo: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Recreational crabbing is closed along southern Oregon coast

Photo: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Photo: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Update (12/10 11:30am): Good news for seafood lovers! Most shellfish are off health advisory lists in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

The California Department of Public Health says all bivalve shellfish except razor clams have declined levels of domoic acid and are non-detectable in mussels.

Advisories are still in place for Dungeness and rock crabs caught between the Oregon border and Santa Barbara county line.

No injuries have been reported from the increased acid levels.

Ore. — Algae toxins are prompting the Oregon Departments of Agriculture and Fish and Wildlife to close all crabbing south of Heceta Head to California. That’s just north of Florence.

Officials say the levels of domoic acid are not as high along the northern coast in the state.

Mussel and clam harvesting is also restricted in the entire state. Officials say commercial shellfish products remain safe for consumers. For more information on the advisory go here.

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