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Recreational crabbing opens along most of Oregon's coast

Recreational crabbing map courtesy Oregon Department of Agriculture{ }

PORTLAND, Ore. – Recreational crabbing is now open from the north jetty of the Coquille River to the Columbia River, but Commercial ocean crabbing remains closed until at least Dec. 16.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife made the announcement Thursday.

An area between Tahkenitch Creek, north of Winchester Bay, to Cap Foulweather, north of Newport, was previously closed due to elevated domoic acid levels.

Recent samples show the levels have dropped and remain below the alert level.

Recreational crab harvesting remains closed along the southern Oregon coast from the north jetty of the Coquille river, including the Coquille estuary, to the California border.

Commercial ocean crabbing and commercial bay crabbing remain closed.

See map above for closures.

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