New federal program targets abandoned crab, lobster traps
The U.S. government is launching a new program to combat the scourge of abandoned crab and lobster traps, which can dilute harvests and kill other fish in coastal waters from Maine to Alaska.
US panel closes Chinook salmon ocean fishing for much of West Coast
A federal regulatory group has voted to officially close Chinook salmon fishing season along much of the West Coast after near-record low numbers of the fish returned to California’s rivers in 2022.
Shellfish growers in Northwest’s oyster capital want ‘blitz’ against invasive green crabs
Shellfish growers in Willapa Bay in southwest Washington, the self-styled "Oyster Capital of the World," are alarmed by an invasion of potentially destructive nonnative European green crabs. Some are asking for an all-out trapping offensive to corral the invasive species.
Dungeness crab season opens this week on last sections of Oregon’s coastline — with possible caveat
The final two stretches of Oregon’s coast will open for commercial Dungeness crab fishing this week. But there may be a special requirement.
West Coast commercial Dungeness crab season delayed again
Testing in Oregon has determined that crabs in some areas don’t have enough meat. Those tests are continuing to detect elevated levels of the naturally occurring toxin domoic acid, which can make the crabs unsafe to eat.
Here’s why the West Coast Dungeness crab season has been delayed
The opening of Oregon's most valuable commercial fishery will be delayed after testing showed some crabs don't have enough meat in them and others have elevated levels of the toxin domoic acid.
Oregon angler has caught more than 1,000 different species of fish
Luke Ovgard has been fishing for as long as he can remember — literally. But it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that he started carefully keeping track of the number of fish species he caught. And in July, Ovgard caught his 1,000th fish species.
Grand Ronde tribes call on Congress to help lift Oregon hunting and fishing restrictions
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are hoping a bill backed by several members of Oregon's congressional delegation will overturn a decades-old agreement that restricts tribal fishing and hunting.
Frank Moore, steward of North Umpqua River, dies at 98
Frank Moore, a World War II veteran and advocate for river preservation, passed away Sunday at the age of 98.
2021-22 Dungeness crab season already tops last year’s harvest
This season’s harvest of Dungeness crab in Oregon has exceeded last year’s already, in just one month.