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Crab domoic acid 2017 rules advisory committee information

Purpose and goals of the ODA and ODFW rules advisory committee

Dungeness crab harvest is an economic and cultural centerpiece in Oregon, a keystone for Oregon’s popular seafood brand. Reliable and sustainable harvest is essential to maximizing the value of harvested crab to Oregon, and safe seafood management practices are essential for protecting the health of Oregonians. This rules advisory committee will help shape Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and ODFW to describe the management use of evisceration orders and harvest area closures, to address harmful algal bloom biotoxin detection in crab viscera, and to maximize both the protection of human health and the sustainable harvest during these events.

Goals: Advise the agencies over 2-3 meetings on rules and process describing under what conditions evisceration may be used for crab harvest and how to implement closures, when necessary. Conditions must maximize traceability of the live market to minimize risk of public exposure to biotoxins. This includes improving traceability for the purposes of communication with non-Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan required crab buyers and for the purposes of inventory evaluation for HACCP processors.

Rules advisory industry committee members




Andrew Bornstein

Bornstein Seafoods


Cari Brandberg

Living Pacific Seafood and Chelsea Rose Seafood


Robert Browning

FV Lady Lee


John Corbin

FV Buck & Ann; FV Southeast


Joshua Beers

BC Fisheries


Scott Kastengren

FV Sunset Charge


Mike Lane

FV Morning Star


Brian Nolte

FV Dynamik


Joel Purkey

FV Alice Faye

Port Orford

Dave Wright

Pacific Seafood


Justin Yager

FV Eddie & Rod; FV Sarah Belle


Committee member responsibilities include:

  • Participate in up to three, four-hour meetings on the Oregon Coast during the summer of 2017.
  • Remain in close communication with the industry sectors and geographic areas that they represent.
  • Convey the feedback from their communities to the advisory committee, ODA and ODFW.

Meeting documents

Meeting 1 – June 20, 2017

Meeting 2 – July 20, 2017

Meeting 3 – August 15, 2017 (if needed)

Public hearing information – Sept 26, 2017

Outcomes to-date

Additional information

Have questions or feedback?

Please contact:

RAC Industry Committee member(s) in your area listed above or

Kelly Corbett, ODFW,, (541) 270-5083

Judy Dowell, ODA,, (503) 871-2118





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