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Commercial ocean crabbing further delayed in Oregon

Dec. 7, 2019 10:31 AM EST

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — State shellfish managers say the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be further delayed until at least Dec. 31 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crab are still too low in meat yield in half of the areas along the coast. The World reports the ocean...

New crab pot could help reduce whale entanglements

Dec. 1, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s Dungeness crab season is coming up, but there’s a problem looming over this fishery. The ropes and buoys that allow crabbers to collect their crab pots from the seafloor can injure and even kill whales when they swim into them. Last year, 46 whale entanglements...

Officials delay the Dungeness crab season, crabs aren’t big

Nov. 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Traditional Christmas feasts featuring Dungeness crab may not be in the cards this year as officials have delayed the commercial crabbing season due to the small size of the crustaceans. The Mail Tribune reports that the season had been set to start Dec. 1 for Oregon’s most...

Commercial Dungeness crab season likely delayed

Nov. 2, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The start of the commercial Dungeness crab season will likely be delayed by a week to lower the risk of whales getting entangled in fishing lines. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that opening day of the season may be postponed from Nov. 15 to Nov. 23. The...

Environmentalists propose Mainers farm quahogs to beat pests

Oct. 27, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) — Few things are as embedded in Maine's culture — or its mud — as clams, and an environmental group thinks the key to saving the shellfish might be growing a different kind of bivalve along the state's coast. Manomet, based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is proposing the...

Shutdown of nuke plant has a surprising stinging consequence

Oct. 23, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The shutdown of one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence for a New Jersey bay considered one of the nation's most fragile. The environmental group Save Barnegat Bay held a conference Wednesday where scientists...