Commercial crabbing season delayed off Oregon Coast – The Register

Commercial crabbing season in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon Coast will be delayed at least 15 days due to small crabs.

The commercial catch of Dungeness crabs typically starts on Dec. 1, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday that it will be delayed until at least Dec. 16 in the ocean along the entire Oregon Coast. Recent testing shows the crabs aren’t yielding much meat.

More testing will take place later this month or in early December, according to the Department of Fish and Game. Results more at

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Some Oregon pot stores consolidating to weather weak market

ASTORIA — Signs for Mr. Nice Guy, an ode to the 1998 stoner comedy “Half Baked,” recently began popping up in Astoria, Oregon.

The Daily Astorian reports that the marijuana retailer has merged with a sister company, Hi Cascade, absorbing its location at the foot of the South Slope. Mr. Nice Guy will open another store next month on Bond Street downtown.

The new addition to Astoria’s growing number of marijuana stores is also part of a trend toward consolidation, as many shops try to weather a weak market, sometimes taking on outside investment capital.

Will Wiedenmann, an assistant director of operations with more at

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Dungeness crab season delayed along the entire Oregon coast

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Oregon Coast Photographer’s Show & Sale

Photos by members include a wide range of styles and subjects.

Oregon Coast Photographer’s Association, a member of The Columbia Council of Camera Clubs, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday at North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Lane. more at

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COAST GUARD SUPPORT: Oregon Congressional delegation statement – Tillamook Headlight

Oregon U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio are announcing Senate passage of additional protections for the lifesaving Coast Guard air facility in Newport.

The protections are included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018.

“This facility is critical to the Coast Guard’s search-and-rescue operations. It can make the difference between life and death both for Central Oregon Coast residents and visitors to our state’s beaches,” Wyden said. “Today’s action is a positive step forward, but I won’t stop fighting until we have a permanent solution to keep this essential rescue station open.”

“This reauthorization greatly strengthens our more at

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Otter fans float plan to bring sea otters back to Oregon coast

It’s been more than a century since sea otters were hunted to near extinction along the U.S. West Coast. The cute animals were successfully reintroduced along the Washington, British Columbia and California coasts, but an attempt to bring them back to Oregon in the early 1970s failed.

Now a new nonprofit has formed to try again.

“For about 110 years now, there’s been a big hole in our environment,” said Peter Hatch, a Siletz tribal member living in Corvallis. “The sea otter has been is missing from the Oregon coast.”

Hatch recently joined the board of a new nonprofit dedicated to bringing the more at

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Crab season delayed on the Oregon Coast

Crab pots stacked at the Warrenton Marina.

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Crab pots stacked at the Warrenton Marina.

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The commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until mid-December along the entire Oregon Coast as state testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.

The lucrative fishery traditionally opens on Dec. 1, but has been delayed in recent years for a number of reasons. Last year, more at

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Eaze Expands Delivery Of Nonpsychoactive Cannabis Across US


Cannabis delivery service Eaze said Wednesday it will start shipping nonpsychoactive cannabinol products across the U.S., expanding deliveries of what analysts predict could be a $22 billion market. 

The San Francisco-based app is already selling what’s known as CBD products, which offer pain relief without the high, in California. The new service through its Eaze Wellness marketplace will expand deliveries to 41 states including Washington D.C. to customers 21 years and older. Since hemp-based CBD falls under a gray area that isn’t classified as marijuana by the FDA, the market for CBD is expected to experience an increase in more at

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Speakers discuss housing at Gold Beach forum

By Boyd C. Allen

Pilot Staff Writer

A series of speakers informed residents about the housing situation and county services available at the Gold Beach Housing forum last month at the Curry Public Library.

Homeless coalition

Director Beth Barker-Hidalgo said Curry Homeless Coalition (CHC) assists people with housing needs, helps them navigate the social services network and links the Curry County Housing more at

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Dungeness Crab Season Delayed on Southern Oregon Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Crabbers beware! The typical schedule for Dungeness crabbing season is already being pushed back this year due to a combination of insufficient meat and elevated toxin levels, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

Traditionally, Dungeness crab season opens on December 1. This year, however, ODFW says that the season opening has been pushed back until at least December 16 along the entire Oregon coast. Tests have shown that crabs are “too low in meat yield.”

“The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure more at

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