Landings 2018-2019 Season
Year Month Pounds AVG. Price
2019 January 11,338,902 $3.16
February 5,435,821 $3.86
March 1,185,225 $4.40
April 390,611 $6.39
May 210,305 $7.14
June 90,439 $5.74
July 59,170 $5.04
August 20,335 $5.24
Total 18,771,321 $3.58
Crabber Info
ODCC Public meeting September 19, 2019 ›

Meeting agenda for ODCC meeting in Astoria 9/19/19

ODCC marketing report from 3/4/19 meeting ›

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.

John Sackton Market Report for 2018 ›

On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, John Sackton delivered his presentation on the outlook of the Dungeness crab fishery for 2018.

2017 John Sackton Report (video) ›

This is the Market Report that was video taped and put on YouTube

Notices to Fleet
ODFW October 2019 Crab Industry meetings - Whale Entanglement Risk Reduction Phase II ›

The focus of Phase II whale entanglement management measures is to help reduce risk of whale entanglements in crab gear by reducing the number of vertical lines in the water. To prepare for Phase II recommendations to the OFWC, the ODFW is hosting four regional Dungeness crab public industry meetings to solicit targeted input.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training Courses planned on the Oregon Coast ›

This training course is in depth, interactive and hands-on. Great training for the skipper and the entire crew. Many previous attendees have attributed this training to saving their life, crew and/or vessel. Refresher training is recommended every 5 years.

Tri-State Summary and Whale Entanglement Mitigation Update Industry Notice ›

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.

BEWARE: Boat Documentation Scam Resurfaces ›

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.

OSU buoy is AWOL ›

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 or call 541-737-3079.

OR Dept of AG: Recall Announcement and Evisceration Order ›

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.

Provisional Opening Structure Set ›

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 deployed ›

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

Commercial Fishery Permit Board needs members ›

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.

Whale Entanglement Workshop materials ›

Materials available from the Workshop in April

Wave Measurement Buoy Notice of Deployment ›

Lakeside/Reedsport Research Buoy location and notification

Bio-Economic Model report ›

Report generated from the ODCC's funded research to produce a Bio-Economic model for the Oregon Dungeness crab fishery.

Bio-Economic RFP ›

Original RFP for research study

Bycatch Mortality Study ›

By Noelle Yochum, 2014

Shanks OIMB Research ›

Megalope return study

Genetic connectivity of Dungeness crab ›

Thesis defense on Dungeness study

Mating Success of Female Dungeness Crabs ›

Dr. Alan Shanks study for the commission

Current Domoic testing results ›

ODA Dungeness testing results

2019 "New" DA Letter to Processors ›

Letter for processors processing crab in 2019. from ODA

ODFW issues announcement on delay of commercial crab season ›

Commercial Dungeness crab season will be moved back to, at least, December 31st, 2017.

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 2, Issue 3 ›

Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated October 16, 2019 (printable PDF version)

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 2, Issue 2 ›

Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated August 2, 2019 (printable PDF version)

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 2, Issue 1 ›

Newsletter for the Oregon Dungeness crab fleet - dated February 25, 2019.

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 1, Issue 4 ›

Newsletter for our crab fishermen, Issue four - dated November 26, 2018.

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 1, Issue 3 ›

Newsletter for our crab fishermen, Issue three - dated August 24, 2018.

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 1, Issue 2 ›

Newsletter for our crab fishermen. Dated April 3, 2018

The Dungeness Dispatch, Volume 1, Issue 1 ›

Newsletter for our crab fishermen. Issue one - dated December 5, 2017.

10th Annual ODFW Dungeness Crab Fishery Newsletter - November 2018 ›

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..."

9TH Annual ODFW Dungeness Crab Fishery Newsletter - November 2017 ›

"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..."