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Commercial crabbing officially begins

Friday, January 4, 2019

Today, Jan. 4, is the first day commercial crab fishers can pull up their pots along most of the Oregon coast.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announced Dec. 31 that fishermen could begin setting their pots, but couldn’t pull them until Jan. 4 from Coos Bay north into much of Washington state. The area south of Coos Bay remains closed due to a combination of low meat quality and domoic acid.

Recreational crab harvesting also is open throughout the entire state.

For more information, call 800-448‐2474.

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