THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW close all recreational crabbing (ocean, bays, and estuaries) from Bandon to the California border.
Today, ODA received additional test results showing domoic acid levels in crab sampled from this area are above the closure threshold. Testing areas for Dungeness crab are prioritized, and this new test result was unexpected.
It is unfortunate these new results require recreational crabbing to be closed again along the south coast so shortly after it was opened coastwide yesterday.