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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.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Troy Buell (541) 867‐0300 ext. 225
Jan. 30, 2018
Provisional opening dates for Oregon commercial crab fishery in southern area
After consulting with industry advisors, ODFW and ODA are setting a provisional opening structure, pending additional domoic acid test results, for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in the area from Cape Blanco to the OR/CA border.
Additional domoic acid samples were collected January 29th (Monday) from Brookings (Area 50-L) and Port Orford (Area 50-K), with results expected to be available on February 1st (Thursday). If all crab viscera results are below threshold, this will be the second test in a row, which is necessary to open the area without an evisceration order.
IF test results indicate that all crab viscera from those samples are below threshold, an immediate announcement will be made via ODFW’s email and text notification system, and the area will open without any evisceration restrictions as follows:
73 hr presoak begins (setting gear): February 4, 8:00AM
Hold Inspections: February 6, port schedules to be determined
Start date (pulling gear): February 7, 9:00AM
IF test results indicate that domoic acid levels in crab viscera remain elevated, there will NOT be an automatic opening under an evisceration order. In that case, ODFW and ODA will continue to consult with industry regarding the option to open under an evisceration order and will make additional announcements accordingly.
All domoic acid test results and testing schedules are on ODA’s website here http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/FoodSafety/Shellfish/Pages/CrabBiotoxinInfo.aspx
Please call Troy Buell at 541.867.0300, ext. 225 with any questions
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 the City of Port Orford.
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