Landings 2018-2019 Season
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If you were unable to attend the ODCC meeting held in Newport, OR on March 3, 2019, but are interested in some of the commission's marketing efforts over the past several months please check out the link to the PowerPoint slides from the report.
Meeting agenda for ODCC meeting in Newport 3/4/19
On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, John Sackton delivered his presentation on the outlook of the Dungeness crab fishery for 2018.
This is the Market Report that was video taped and put on YouTube
All Dungeness crab gear will be required to be out of the water by August 14, 2019. And, the amount of derelict gear that may be retrieved from August 15 through August 29 has
been increased. We are taking these actions to reduce risk of whale entanglement.
There is a lot happening in the crab fishery right now. ODFW looks forward to hearing any feedback you may have on the near-term items listed or other questions, comments or concerns about the management of the commercial Oregon Dungeness crab fishery.
You should be wary of any letter arriving by US mail offering renewal. These letters direct you to websites that may be mistaken for the actual US Coast Guard Vessel Documentation Center located in Falling Waters, West Virginia, and appear to show a significant increase in the annual fee to renew US Coast Guard (USCG) documentation.
The OSU buoy off Coos Bay/Charleston (our designation CB06, USCG designator LLNR 612) stopped reporting via cell phone and 2 separate satellite systems on Saturday night, 4/6, about 8PM. This was during a stretch of nasty weather. The USCG has done a fly-over of the deployment location and not seen the buoy. (Click link for pic)
We would appreciate hearing of any sitings and locations.The last reported location from the buoy itself Saturday night 8PM was 43 deg 17.805 min N, 124 deg 32.051 min W.
Please contact Mike Kosro, Professor at email@example.com or call 541-737-3079.
Whole crab containing viscera harvested from Bandon southward to the California
border after 12:01 am February 14, 2019 are under an evisceration order. These portions of
the coast are referred to as Crab Harvest Areas J, K, and L.
Tri-State managers met December 21st, and decided to set a provisional opening structure for the ocean commercial Dungeness crab season, based on results of recent crab meat-fill tests and to provide as much advance notice as possible for a season opening. Click link for full statement.
Anchored receivers are being deployed off of Reedsport again this year. The anchored receivers will be out for about 3 weeks. They record fish that are carrying acoustic transmitters
Currently there are several vacancies on the Commercial Fishery Permit boards and ODFW is hoping that permit holders are interested in serving as a member of a Commercial Fishery Permit Board. If you know of someone that would be an ideal candidate for one of the public positions, please have them contact ODFW for an application.
Looking for coastal community members impacted by the 2015 fisheries closures to fill out survey.
Materials available from the Workshop in April
Lakeside/Reedsport Research Buoy location and notification
Report generated from the ODCC's funded research to produce a Bio-Economic model for the Oregon Dungeness crab fishery.
Original RFP for research study
By Noelle Yochum, 2014
Proposal from OSU
Megalope return study
Thesis defense on Dungeness study
Dr. Alan Shanks study for the commission
ODA Dungeness testing results
Letter for processors processing crab in 2019. from ODA
Commercial Dungeness crab season will be moved back to, at least, December 31st, 2017.
Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated August 2, 2019 (printable PDF version)
Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated February 25, 2019.
Newsletter for our crab fishermen, Issue four - dated November 26, 2018.
Newsletter for our crab fishermen, Issue three - dated August 24, 2018.
Newsletter for our crab fishermen. Dated April 3, 2018
Newsletter for our crab fishermen. Issue one - dated December 5, 2017.
The season "brought in a record breaking 74.2 million dollar ex-vessel value! Landings totaled 23.1 million pounds, about 31% above the 10-year average of 16 million pounds..."
"The 2016-17 Oregon Dungeness crab season brought in the highest ex-vessel value ever, totaling $62.7 million dollars! Landings totaled 20.4 million pounds, about 22% above the 10 year average of 16.0 million pounds..."