South Coast sees more crabbing closures in Oregon

Boat captain Jon Stevenson sits on the Tauny Ann that's loaded with crab pots and ready to go. But because of the delay in commercial crab fishing, there's currently no work. (KATU Photo)

COOS BAY, Ore. - Parts of the South Coast are once again seeing crabbing closures, due to high levels of Domoic Acid found in Dungeness Crab.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the immediate closure from Cape Blanco to the California Border last night.

However, ODFW says that crab and shellfish products being sold in markets and restaurants are safe still for consumers.

They will continue to test for toxins in the coming weeks.

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