USA -Oregon Dungeness crab fishery reopens after Domoic acid scare

Sea Food Source

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has declared all Oregon crab meat safe to eat, to the relief of the state’s crab fishery, which was closed last week after tests showed the presence of toxic domoic acid in one crab.

According to a 10 February announcement, the state rescinded the order to close the commercial crab fishery from Coos Bay to Heceta Head. That order had been given on 2 February following the discovery of domoic acid in one crab, but the state said two consecutive biotoxin tests had showed that all crab samples below the threshold of what’s considered dangerous for human consumption.

The announcement proved good timing for the town of Charleston, Oregon, which celebrated its annual Charleston Crab Feed on Saturday, 11 February.

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