Oregon crabbing season will start on time

Season set to open December 1

Oregon crabbers, as seen on the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commision website, Nov. 28, 2014
Oregon crabbers, as seen on the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commision website, Nov. 28, 2014

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — After being delayed the last two years, Oregon’s commercial crab fishing season is set to open on time this year.

Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Director Hugh Link tells the Coos Bay World that Oregon crab could begin showing up in stores by the middle to end of next week.

The season is set to open Dec. 1, as long as the weather makes for safe conditions.

Unlike recent years, the crab are filled with plenty of meat to allow for crabbing season to open on its traditional date

Fishermen and processors have agreed on an opening price of $3.10 per pound, up 45 cents from last season’s start. Market forces will drive the price up or down as the season progresses.

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