The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce Thursday that recreational and commercial crabbing is now open from Cape Blanco, north of Port Orford, to the California border. Crab samples taken from the area indicate that levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid have dropped below the alert level.
As a result, the entire Oregon coast is now open for recreational and commercial crabbing.
ODA and ODFW will continue monitoring marine toxins in crab and shellfish to ensure that the concentrations remain below the alert level.
For more information, call ODA’s shellfish safety information hotline at 800-448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures web page at www.oda.direct/ShellfishClosures.