Medford, OR – According to the state officials, recreational crabbing is now open along the entire Oregon coast from the Washington border to the California border.
State officials also announced that this also includes Dungeness crab and red rock crab harvested from the ocean, in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers and jetties.
It is always recommended that you remove the guts of the crab prior to cooking, which includes the removal and discard of the viscera, internal organs and gills.
Toxins cannot be removed by cooking, freezing or any other treatment. ODA will continue to test for biotoxins in the coming weeks.
Because of Oregon’s precautionary management of biotoxins, the crab and shellfish products currently being sold in retail markets and restaurants are safe for consumers.