Dungeness crab season begins

Dungeness crab season begins

Dungeness crab season began early this year in Oregon.

Crab season starts Monday at midnight off the Oregon coast. Pots have been soaking for a few days and boats will start delivering fresh crabs to the dock as soon as Monday morning.

The season usually begins about a week after Thanksgiving, but last year, dungeness crabs off the Oregon coast hadn't packed on enough meat under their shells when December rolled around. The crabs still weren't ready by Christmas, and the 2012 season didn't start until after the new year.

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