Yaquina Bay South Jetty softshell crab problem Public Deposited
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In 1974, large numbers of Dungeness crabs migrated into tide pools near the South Jetty of Yaquina Bay and went through their annual molt. The public discovered the abundance of crabs, and found that they were easy prey during low tides. The situation prompted an emergency closure of the area to crabbing. This report is attached to a memorandum about the closure from Thomas Kruse of the Oregon Fish Commission.