Search sponsored by Coast Marketplace
Home News Local News

Recreational crabbing reopened along most of Oregon Coast

Domoic acid levels have dropped, making crab safer to consume

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 21, 2017 10:33AM

Last changed on December 21, 2017 11:16AM

Recreational crabbing is now open along the coast from the Columbia River down to Cape Blanco in southern Oregon.

Crab samples indicated that domoic acid levels have decreased, according to the state Department of Agriculture and Department of Fish and Wildlife, which monitor the marine biotoxin.

The reopening applies to crab harvested in the ocean, bays and estuaries, beaches, docks, piers and jetties. Crabbing in areas south of Cape Blanco remains closed.

Crabs viscera and guts, also known as the “butter,” should not be consumed, officials said. Crab and shellfish sold in stores and restaurants are still safe for consumers.


Share and Discuss


User Comments