Oregon Dungeness Crab Industry Public Meeting Set for Today, Oct. 19

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Resources Division will hold its Oregon Dungeness Crab Industry Public meeting today, Oct. 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Bend Public Library in North Bend, Oregon.

Everyone is welcome to join the meeting in person or virtually via computer or by mobile app at https://tinyur.com/CrabMeet2022, via Microsoft Teams by entering meeting ID:285971280551, Passcode: 4BCCeD or by calling (audio only) 1-503-446-4951 and entering phone conference ID:26462035#.

From 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. the meeting is expected focus on marine life entanglement, beginning with presentation of the conservation plan and an incidental take permit status update, including planned upcoming changes, advisory group status and a three-year evaluation of risk reduction measures.

Also expected to be discussed are two proposals for line marking and a surface gear limit.

From 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. the scheduled topic is recent in recent industry proposed regulatory changes regarding partial offload allowances, switching tags at-sea, and retaining crab in recovered derelict gear after May 1.

A recording of the meeting is to be posted online at https://tinyurl.com/MarineLifeEntanglement. Any questions can be directed to Kelly Corbett at 541-270-5083 or email kelly.c.corbett@odfw.oregon.gov.