Recreational crabbing in Curry County has been closed and the Oregon Department of Agriculture has ordered crab fishermen to eviscerate or destroy any crab caught since Feb. 13 after tests Wednesday showed domoic acid is again at unacceptable levels. There is also a recall on all live or whole-cooked crab caught since Feb. 13, said Troy Buell, fishery manager with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. – and then southern Oregon’s commercial crabbers aren’t catching that many crabs anyway.
The trend in recent years has been alarming – and the ocean is a rather difficult thing to clean up quickly.
For more information look up an interesting article in the Curry Coastal Pilot at – http://www.currypilot.com/newsroomstafflist/6015789-151/a-bad-season-for-crab.
Pete Heley works parttime at the Stockade Market & Tackle, across from ‘A’ Dock, in Winchester Bay where he is more than happy to swap fishing info with anyone.