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Recreational crabbing now open along entire Oregon coast

by News Staff KVAL Eugne – Thursday, March 28th 2019 (File/SBG)The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced Thursday that recreational crabbing is now open for the entire Oregon Coast, free of restrictions. Crab samples taken from the area of Cape Blanco, north of Port Orford, to the […]

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Crabbing on Oregon’s south coast from Cape Blanco to California border

David Davis  Salem Statesman Journal Published 7:14 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 Fisherman offload Dungeness Crab from their fishing vessel on November 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan, Getty Images State officials have announced the closure of commercial and recreational crabbing along the Oregon Coast from the California border to Cape Blanco after high […]


Tropical Pink ‘Sea Pickles’ Are Invading the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | July 20, 2018 04:01pm ET A surprising newcomer is taking over the waters that lie off the Pacific Northwest coast. Gelatinous pink sea pickles first invaded the area in 2014, and now researchers report that these tubular tunicates appear to have fully colonized their new habitat and show no signs of leaving. […]


Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels

May 25, 201811:46 PM ET VANESSA ROMO Twitter A recent study shows mussels in Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of the opioid oxycodone. David Silverman/Getty Images Bay mussels in Washington’s Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone, providing more evidence that the opioid prescription medication is truly ubiquitous. Researchers at […]


Oregon coast back open to mussel harvesting after elevated toxins detected

by Staff Thursday, November 9th 2017 FILE — Bill Vincent photo of mussels near Florence. PORTLAND, Ore. — The state said Thursday recreational and commercial mussel harvesting is now open along the entire Oregon coast. The Oregon Department of Agriculture closed mussel harvesting from the south jetty of the Columbia River to the north jetty […]

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Recreational crabbing closed for portion of Oregon Coast

by KATU News Staff Sunday, October 22nd 2017 An immediate closure of all recreational crabbing, from Cape Blanco on the southern Oregon coast to the California border, has been issued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The closure was enforced due to elevated levels of domoic acid in the water. This closure includes […]