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View the NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center for Station PORO3-9431647-Port Orford, OR.
We are stewards of the public trust who:
-Provide ocean access for commerce and recreation.
-Retain current businesses and attract new ones.
-Build our Port’s financial strength.
-Increase and diversify our operating revenues.
-Make the highest and best use of our financial tools, people, and property assets.
-Improve our regions special quality of place.
-Create diverse means for regional economic well‐being.
-Sustain and support the Port Orford community through focused partnerships and economic diversification.
Jan. 11, 2018
Oregon commercial crab fishery remains closed in southern area
The commercial Dungeness crab fishery in the area from Cape Blanco to the OR/CA border (southern Oregon area) will not open on January 15th due to the detection of elevated levels of domoic acid in samples collected on January 2nd. The fishery in this area will remain closed for at least two more weeks while additional sampling is conducted and an announcement will be made when results are available.
For details on season opening north Cape Blanco, please see the industry notice at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfish/commercial/crab/season_weekly_updates.asp
Any vessels that begin fishing for crab anywhere within the Tri-State region (U.S. Canada border to Point Arena, CA) prior to the opening of the southern Oregon area must wait until 30 days after the area opens to begin fishing there. The opening of the southern Oregon area will include provisions for a pre-soak period and the Department will attempt to notify industry of the opening structure at least five days prior to the beginning of the pre-soak period.
All domoic acid test results and testing schedules are on ODA’s website here
The Port of Port Orford is a unique Port in the heart of a unique town. The first thing you will see as you come down the hill to the high dock are the two large yellow cranes. The second thing is the lack of a harbor. It is home to the only ‘dolly dock’ on the West Coast, where vessels are launched and retrieved using the cranes, and housed on homemade dollies when not fishing. Come down and visit, but be careful! This is working Port, so watch your step!
The Port of Port Orford is located in one of the most picturesque places on the Oregon Coast. The history of this area is rich and fascinating. Beginning with the founding of Port Orford by Captain William Tichenor in 1851 to the current uniqueness of the Port Orford fishing community, Port Orford has always been a source of change for the Oregon Coast.
To find out more about the Port Orford area, stop in the Port Orford Visitor’s Center at Battle Rock Wayfinding Point, research with the help of our friendly librarians at the Port Orford Library, or check out other area links.
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