In California, the Pacific razor clam may be found from the California-Oregon border southward to Pismo Beach, but they are most abundant in Del Norte and Humboldt counties. Continue reading “Creature Feature: Pacific Razor Clam”
The sport razor clam fishery closed more than two years ago in Humboldt and Del Norte counties due to harmful levels of a naturally occurring marine biotoxin, domoic acid, found in the clams. The state Department of Public Health (CDPH) has documented varying levels of toxin in the clams since the closure, but levels have not fallen low enough to reopen the sport season.
In fact, recently skyrocketing levels of domoic acid in northern California razor clams have renewed concerns among Continue reading “Don’t Eat That Razor Clam!”