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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Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received
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