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Commercial ocean crabbing to open Dec. 31 in Oregon

Dec. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EST

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — State shellfish managers say the delayed commercial Dungeness crab fishery will open along all of Oregon’s coast on Dec. 31. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Friday that the ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, Fresh Dungeness crabs fill a tank at the Alioto-Lazio Fish Company at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The commercial Dungeness crab fishing season in the San Francisco Bay Area has begun after a monthlong delay. Crab fishermen started hauling in the wiggly crustaceans Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in time for the holiday season. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing season begins after delay

Dec. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The commercial Dungeness crab fishing season in the San Francisco Bay Area began after a monthlong delay, allowing fishermen to start hauling in the wiggly crustaceans in time for the holiday season. Fishing boats began returning through the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday with bins packed...

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...