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DHS news release

Dec. 11, 2007

General contact: Bonnie Widerburg, 971-673-1282
Program contacts: Deanna Conners, DHS Public Health Division, 971-673-0444 or
Dept. of Agriculture, 800-448-2474.

Officials open crab harvest

Effective immediately, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Human Services Public Health Division are opening commercial and recreational Dungeness crab harvest in all waters that were closed Dec. 6 due to extraordinary coastal flooding events of last week.

The recent closures did not affect commercial crabbing in ocean waters.

For up-to-date openings and closures for other shellfish harvesting please refer to the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Web site or call: 1-800-448-2474.