By Associated Press • 

Commercial Dungeness crab season opens Dec. 1

NEWPORT — The commercial Dungeness crabbing season is set to open Dec. 1 from southwest Washington to northern California.

Fishery managers in Oregon, Washington and California met over the weekend and agreed to open commercial crabbing from Klipsan Beach, Washington, to Point Arena, California.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says commercial crabbers are allowed to set their gear as early as Nov. 28.

Recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in the ocean off Oregon also opens Dec. 1. Recreational Dungeness crabbing is open year round in Oregon's bays and estuaries.

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