Bill could stabilize crab fishery

Extends agreement between Washington state, Oregon and California.

Dungeness crab fishermen can heave a sigh of relief.

A bill that advocates say will lead to much-needed stability for the West Coast’s valuable Dungeness crab fishery passed the U.S. Senate Friday and now heads to the president’s desk for signature into law. The bipartisan bill permanently extends a tri-state agreement between Washington state, Oregon and California to manage the multimillion dollar fishery.

Source: Bill could stabilize crab fishery – Local News – The Daily Astorian