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

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 ri...
Crab Traps Banned For Remainder of Recreational Dungeness Season 
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Crab Traps Banned For Remainder of Recreational Dungeness Season 

Crab traps have been banned through the end of the 2022 recreational Dungeness season in California due to increased risk of whale entanglement.  The decision from California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton J. Bonham came in mid-April, after Bonham had assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program and in accordance with regulations adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission for the recreational crab fishery.  The Dungeness crab fishing season ends on July 30 for Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties and for all other counties on June 30.  The trap restriction went into effect April 24 due to an unusually large numbers of humpback whales migrating back to California waters earlier than in previous years, and because of se...