ASTORIA, Ore. — After a monthlong delay, the Dungeness crab season opened in Oregon. Industry experts say delays appear to be a trend and hurt coastal communities.
KVAL-TV reported that Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife opened the crabbing season for the central and northern coast. Fishermen could set their pots Tuesday and can begin pulling them Friday.
Officials delayed the season because there wasn’t enough meat in the crabs. Rough weather also delayed testing.
If all goes well, sellers say, people might find crab in the markets by about Jan. 10.