This is an exhibit made by Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife staff for the October 16, 1991 meeting of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. “In 1990, the Commission received a petition which called for prohibition of commercial crabbing within 1 1/2 miles of the mouth of Alsea Bay. A second petition not submitted to the Commission collected several hundred signatures for a ban on commercial bay crabbing in Alsea Bay. The Commission decided to hear all crab fishery issues at the October 1991 Commission hearing, after staff had completed use and economic studies of Alsea Bay and had gathered public input on bay crab issues.” (Introduction, p.9, numbered page 1) ODFW also discussed the commercial ocean crab fishery, including ways to reduce the mortality of soft-shell crabs, ways to reduce gear conflicts, and a cut-off-date for a license limitation system for the ocean crab fishery.
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