Oregon Sees Dungeness Crab Season Set New Record for Value of Catch

February 8, 2022 KCBY

The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission expects the 2021-2022 season to set a new record as the highest grossing season ever.

2021-22 Dungeness Crab Season Already Tops Last Year’s Harvest

January 14, 2022 Brian Bull, KLCC

Tim Novotny, a spokesman with the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, says it was great to have this commercial crabbing season start on schedule for the first time since 2014, but the numbers as of Tuesday, Jan. 4, are also wonderful.

Sonoma Coast Dungeness Crab Arrives In Local Markets Ahead of New Year’s Celebrations

The commercial catch of Dungeness crab off the Sonoma Coast officially began on Wednesday, though crabbers were allowed to place their pots into the water beginning 8 a.m. Dec. 26.

After Years of Delays, CA Dungeness Crab Fishery Opened on Dec. 1

December 2, 2021 Priya Shukla, Forbes

Dungeness crab is a common Christmas delicacy in the Pacific Northwest. However, for the past several years, the fishery’s opening has been delayed due to variety of factors, including migrating whales becoming ensnared in crab traps and toxic domoic acid (from algae blooms) rendering the crab meat unsafe for human consumption. But, this year, it will open on December 1, as it traditionally has for several years prior to the onset of climate change and other human impacts.

Dungeness Emerges as Alaska’s Top Crab Fishery

Combined Dungeness catches so far from Southeast and the westward region (Kodiak, Chignik and the Alaska Peninsula) totaled over 7.5 million pounds as the last pots were being pulled at the end of October.