Nehalem Bay Dungeness crab survey, May 17-18, July 19-21, and August 8-10, 1966 Public Deposited
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"Letters and newspaper articles concerning the low quantity and poor quality of Dungeness crabs in Nehalem Bay have been frequently received by the Oregon Fish Commission. Popular opinion usually places the blame for the lack of legal-sized bay crabs in the Nehalem estuary upon the adjacent commercial crab fisheries, A sampling program was initiated by Oregon Fish Commission personnel to evaluate crab abundance. This report summarizes the information obtained in Nehalem Bay (Figure 1) during three sampling periods, Nay 17-18, July 19-21, and August 8-10, 1966. Data from Yaquina and Netarts bays are included for comparative purposes." (Introduction) The report includes a hand-drawn map of Nehalem Bay showing the area sampled.