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.
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.