Oregon crab value soars

Oregon crab value soars

This year the state's commercial crab fishermen brought in about 14.35 million pounds of crab valued at $49.7 million.

Breaking the numbers down further, Charleston has brought in about 2.8 million pounds of Dungeness. That translates into more than $10 million for local fishermen in the 2013-2014 season, which officially began Dec. 16.

Link noted that the commercial crab fishery is cyclical and hard to predict, over one stretch of years the average landings were at 10 million pounds.

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