Fresh Dungeness Crab May Be On The Way From Oregon And Washington

Expect to see deals on frozen Dungeness crab at local grocery stores this week, as freezers are emptied in anticipation of Oregon and Washington reopening a commercial crabbing season that had been closed for a month because of toxins in crab meat.

California’s crab season, meanwhile, will remain closed, still blighted by a massive coastal algae bloom that has infected crabs along the Pacific shoreline with a toxin that is potentially fatal in humans.

But state health officials say they’re cautiously optimistic. The toxicity levels appear to be subsiding in the crabs they’re testing at various points along the California coast.

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