New Rules Coming for Oregon Crab Fishermen for the 2020-2021 Season
Dungeness crab fishermen will have to comply with new rules designed to reduce the risk of whale entanglements this year.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Friday adopted measures they hoped will balance out with the economic impacts of Oregon's iconic and important fishery.
The new rules will be effective during the upcoming crab season, which can open Dec. 1, 2020. Starting May 1 each season, the new rules reduce crab pot limits by 20 percent, and restrict gear to inside 40 fathoms...
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