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.
About a million Chinook Salmon could be released at a smaller than normal size next year. Due to a power outage at Cole Rivers fish hatchery in Jackson County, there won't be warm incubation tanks for the winter.