It’s been a good season for Oregon’s Dungeness crab fleet with strong prices and four more months to go

Oregon’s 2024-24 commercial Dungeness crab season is proving quite successful five months into the season. Fishermen have hauled in 23.8 million pounds of crab so far, accounting for a catch valued at $88.9 million during a season that typically runs from December to August. Crabbers were paid $85 million in 2022-23 and $91.5 million in 2021-22, which was a record. Newport is the center of Oregon’s Dungeness crab fishery, which is the most valuable of all the coastal fisheries. Since the season’s Dec. 16 start, fishermen found crab and netted a good price for their efforts while shoppers caught a break at the market. The average price per pound paid to fishermen in December was $3.41, which translated to about $8 a pound to consumers. Photos, more, >>CLICK TO READ<< 12:48

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