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After a six-week delay, Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crabbing season is now open

Dungeness crab is the most valuable single-species fishery commodity in Oregon. The 2021-2022 season was one of the best on record, with fisherfolk bringing in $91.5 million worth of the crustaceans. But that's not always the case. This 2022-2023 season opened more than six weeks later than anticipated.

Razor clams are particularly susceptible to toxic domoic acid accumulation.

Predicting Toxic Algae Blooms Just Got Easier

OSU scientists have developed a way to predict spikes in domoic acid off the West Coast.  The toxin can accumulate in some seafood and be harmful to humans if consumed. 

Setting Fishing Limits

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

Toxic algae blooms contributed to closing some of  some of Oregon's lakes, ponds and reservoirs for a combined total of more than 700 days in 2013 alone.

Toxic Algal Bloom Hits West Coast

The West Coast is experiencing the largest toxic algal bloom in the last decade. This toxin has caused many shellfish fisheries to close down.