Crab: no in Oregon, yes in California

The commercial season for Dungeness crab in Oregon has been delayed until at least Dec. 16 after sample testing of crab showed low meat content. However, some commercial fishermen can head just over the border into California, where the season is set to begin Sunday. That is, if fishermen and crab buyers in California can agree to a price on crab. With around 50 percent of Brookings’ commercial fishermen holding both Oregon and California licenses, many are already out on the water setting crabs pots south of the 42nd parallel that divides Oregon and California. [email protected] 10:36