Not a pretty sight…crab pots stacked up and nowhere to go! Ken Gagne photos
This crew is loaded and hoping for a quick start when the season opens…
Sea Lions can’t wait to dive in and get some great Dungeness Crab, but they can’t! Domoic Acid. Bad stuff.
Even flying panhandlers like these are anxious to see things movin’ again!
C’mon ODFW!! We’re hungry! We wanna go crabbin’!
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has the Dungeness Crab season chained to the starting gate because of high levels of domoic acid in crab meat taken in for testing. Domoic Acid is pretty nasty stuff which can cause all kinds of horrible symptoms – even death.
Daily updates will be forthcoming from ODFW. Last year, the delay lasted throughout the month of December.