We've just hit the official end of commercial crab fishing on the Oregon coast, and fisherman say this year was better in some areas than others.
Scott Adams, Hallmark Fisheries manager, says the crab turned out to be great. "We did have really good crab, they were nice, they were tasty. Profit wise, not as good, but it keeps us going," he said.
The catch in Charleston was fourth among Oregon ports, with Brookings leading the pack this year for hauling in the most crab.
Overall, landings were better than they've been in recent years, officials said.
The grand total? "18.1 million pounds, preliminary numbers, which means our fishermen brought in $48 million into Oregon's ports," said Hugh Link from the Dungeness Crab Commission.
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National Fisherman Live for Feb. 27, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
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