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Recreational crabbers required to mark buoys beginning Jan. 1, 2020

December 31, 2019

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SALEM, Ore. — Crabbers are reminded that effective Jan. 1, 2020, all surface buoys used with recreational crab pots or rings must be marked to identify the owner of the gear.

The identifying information should include first and last name or business name and at least one of the following: permanent address, phone number, ODFW ID number, or vessel identification number. Be sure the identifying information is visible, legible and permanent. This new rule does not apply to crabbing gear used from piers, jetties or beaches.

Tags are not an acceptable substitute for marking buoys.

While other aspects of crab gear are not required by rule, ODFW strongly encourages the use of sinking line, durable buoys, escape rings, and destruct mechanisms like untreated cotton line.

Currently, crabbing is open along the entire Oregon coast and winter can be a popular time to crab. Recreational crabbers will need a 2020 shellfish license to crab beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Crabbers are reminded to always call the Oregon Department of Agriculture Shellfish Hotline at (800) 448-2474 or visit the ODA recreational shellfish biotoxins closures webpage to check for closures before crabbing.

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Contact:

Elizabeth Perotti, (541) 867-0300 x229, Elizabeth.A.Perotti@state.or.us
Michelle Dennehy, (503) 947-6022, Michelle.N.Dennehy@state.or.us

 
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