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Commercial Crab Season Delayed

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

The opening of commercial crabbing season in Oregon, Washington, and California is delayed this year because of a toxin found in crabs at some locations.

Setting Fishing Limits

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Local scientists work to make ecosystem-based fisheries management a reality.

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

The Fate Of The Newport Air Station

OPB | Dec. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: The nonprofit Newport Fishermen's Wives, along with the port and city of Newport and Lincoln County, is suing the U.S. Coast Guard over the possible closure of the Newport Search and Rescue Station.

Environmental Update On Vanishing Starfish And Coal Terminals

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear why starfish are disappearing along North America's Pacific shoreline and the future of coal terminals. 

A Look Into The Role Of Fisheries Observers

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014

WEDNESDAY: After a recent assault on a fishery observer, we look into these little-known second crew members on west coast fishing boats.

Hunting And Fishing In Oregon Dip To A 30-Year Low

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: We explore why Oregonians aren't hunting or fishing as much as they used to.

ODFW May Vote On Gillnetting Compromise

OPB | Dec. 05, 2012

A controversial plan to phase out gillnetting on the main stem of the Columbia River may be adopted on Friday.

Our Town: Port Orford

OPB | Nov. 16, 2012

The next stop in the Our Town series is the coastal city of Port Orford.

Changing Course on Gillnetting

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

Sponsors of a ballot measure to ban gillnet fishing have chosen to end their campaign in favor of a new policy promoted by Governor Kitzhaber.

Our Town: Astoria

OPB | Dec. 21, 2011

Think Out Loud has just launched a new series called "Our Town" — exploring the history and personalities of places all over the Northwest — and Astoria is the first Oregon town to be profiled.

Conservation and Commercial Fishing

OPB | Sept. 19, 2011

The Nature Conservancy has gotten into the commercial fishing game in recent months. We'll get an update on what their new "risk pool" program means for west coast fishermen.

Oregon's Cash Crab Crop

OPB | Aug. 26, 2011

Oregon's biggest seafood cash crop brought in $49 million for crabbers, making this season the second most profitable Dungeness crab haul in industry history.

Environmental Update

OPB | Aug. 15, 2011

We continue our regular series of conversations checking in on OPB's environmental coverage. Today, we talk about the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history with EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn.

Big Fears About Microplastics

OPB | June 03, 2011

What are tiny piece of plastic in the ocean doing to the marine life... and to us?

Warming Up to Climate Change

OPB | Dec. 08, 2010

How are businesses, individuals and governments preparing for environmental changes?

Who Owns the Ocean?

OPB | June 01, 2010

How do federal and state agencies overlap with commercial and environmental interests off the Oregon coast?

Fishing for Answers

OPB | May 07, 2010

How do fish hatcheries impact the wild salmon population?

Northwest Passages: Fisher Poets

OPB | Feb. 11, 2010

Commercial fishermen gather annually in Astoria to share their poetry.

TOL Remote in Newport: Wave Energy

OPB | June 17, 2009

Can the sea power us in the future?