Category Archives: Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Commercial Dungeness fishery delayed off Oregon Coast

The start of Oregon’s lucrative commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least mid-December to allow offshore crab time to fatten up. Coastwide lags in Dungeness meat-content tests means the traditional Dec. 1 season opener will be delayed until at least until Dec. 16 to ensure high-quality crabs make it to consumers, according […]
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Oregon delays start of Dungeness crab season by more than 2 weeks

The opening of commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed more than two weeks until December 16. The season traditionally opens December 1. Commercial Dungeness crab is Oregon’s highest value fishery. Source: Oregon delays start of Dungeness crab season by more than 2 weeks

Oregon adds new ban on crabbing over neurotoxin fears

In tests, crabs have been found to be contaminated with domoic acid, a neurotoxin produced by algae that can harm humans. Source: Oregon adds new ban on crabbing over neurotoxin fears

Oregon coast crab closure extended as toxin creeps north

Despite a crabbing closure along the Oregon coast, crab and shellfish products sold in retail markets and restaurants remain safe to eat. Source: Oregon coast crab closure extended as toxin creeps north

Oregon’s duck season has its best start in years; mallards, wigeon move across the state

Back-lit by a brilliant sunrise, the pond’s mirrored surface is only dimpled by the droppings of noisy geese passing overhead. The dogs and I are poised for the promise, beamed in from a distant cell phone tower: My iPhone’s weather radar shows an approaching tumult – bands of angry wet clouds and triangular storm warnings, […]
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Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing investigation

Sixteen conservation groups asked Governor Kate Brown’s office Thursday to reopen an investigation into the Oct. 27 killing of a wolf by a hunter who claimed self-defense. Brian Scott, 38, was elk hunting in Union County when he shot and killed a gray wolf he claimed was running directly at him. Oregon State Police investigated […]
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Gauging Grouse

About 70 people gathered at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Wednesday afternoon to discuss efforts to protect the sage grouse, a chicken-size bird that has been a candidate for federal protection for more than a decade. Participants in the annual SageCon Summit included officials from local, state and federal agencies, conservation groups and landowners. Source: […]
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NOAA, ODFW Discuss Sea Lion Management In Oregon City

While the two government agencies work out how best to stop the extinction of endangered salmon and steelhead, other org’s provide input. California sea lions are reportedly threatening endangered salmon and steelhead at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. In response, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife submit an application Oct. 6 to the National […]
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Wildlife Advocates Want Closer Look At Wolf Shot By Hunter

  Wildlife advocates want Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen an investigation into an elk hunter’s shooting of a wolf in Eastern Oregon, which was initially ruled self-defense. In the weeks since, potential discrepancies in the evidence and the account from Oregon State Police have been raised by wolf advocates, a prominent wolf biologist and […]
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Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing case

An alliance of 18 conservation groups is asking Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen the state’s investigation into the killing of a wolf Oct. 27 in Union County. Brian Scott, a 38-year-old elk hunter from Clackamas, shot the wolf after he claims the animal charged him, though critics argue that photos released by Oregon State […]
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