Dungeness crab have been commercially harvested on the West Coast for more than 150 years. Today this fishery is considered the most valuable single species commercial fishery in Oregon with an average value of $32.5 million .
The ocean crab season along the Oregon coast typically begins on December 1st and continues through August, although the majority of the harvest occurs during the first eight weeks of the season.
During the peak of the Dungeness crab harvest fresh crab is readily available at supermarket seafood counters and specialty seafood markets up and down the coast. Click here to find fresh crab near you!
You can also try your hand at harvesting Dungeness crab year round on the Oregon Coast. Crabbing requires minimal gear that is often available for rent in coastal towns and can be done from a boat or dockside. Try it today!
Don’t forget to check the current dates and fees for the South Coast’s Annual Charleston Crab Feed in February. You will be glad you did!
I wanted to invite you to participate in our first ever Wild Rivers Land Trust Photography Contest!
We are thrilled to be working with some local property owners and some of our local photo friends like you, to create an all new program of photographing wildlife along the southern Oregon coast. There are so many possibilities for this and we are hoping you can be our charter group to pave the way!
Hope to hear back from you soon! Feel free to pass this along to some of your other serious photo friends. I should also mention that we have only five properties available so there will be a limit to the number of photographers for this first year.
Offered by : OSU Extension/SEA Grant, Southwestern SBDC, by OSCRTN,and Travel Southern Oregon
Phone: 541-347-5665 office
Associate Professor - Tourism and Business Development
College of Business
Oregon State University Extension - Oregon Sea Grant
Office: Bandon, Oregon