Start of 20/21 season set for most of state

Oregon Dungeness commercial crab fishermen, from the California border up to just north of Garibaldi (Cape Falcon), will be allowed to start pulling their pots on the morning of December 16th.

The commercial Dungeness crab fishery will remain closed in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River from Cape Falcon northward to the Washington border in order to coordinate an orderly start with the Washington coastal Dungeness crab fishery. Results from recent domoic acid testing of crab conducted by the state of Washington exceeded federally established thresholds for human health, and therefore Washington is delaying the coastal fishery until further testing is conducted.