Coast Guard teams with Oregon and Washington to monitor Dungeness crab fleet

Coast Guard teams with Oregon and Washington to monitor Dungeness crab fleet
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is teaming with Oregon and Washington state authorities to monitor the commercial crab fishing fleet across the Oregon and Washington coasts to ensure safety and enforce the laws and regulations associated with the opening of the Dungeness crab season.The Dungeness crab fishery officially opened Dec. 15, 2016 for pre-soak south of Cape Blanco, Oregon, and the states...

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen for safety

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen for safety
ALAMEDA, Calif. — One of the most dangerous jobs in America is commercial fishing, and Dungeness crab fishing is considered the most deadly of all West Coast commercial fisheries. After a long delay, California’s commercial Dungeness crab season is scheduled to begin Saturday at 12:01 a.m. in the waters south of the Sonoma/Mendocino line and north of Pt. Piedros. Pots can go into the water...

Coast Guard assists Washington, Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife patrol crab opening

Coast Guard assists Washington, Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife patrol crab opening
Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Fieste (center), from Coast Guard Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., controls a thermal-imaging camera assists Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Todd Deilman (top) and Oregon State Trooper Trygve Klepp Jan. 1, 2016.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read) ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard assisted representatives of the Washington...

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen for safety

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishermen for safety
Ronald Kram, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, inspects an immersion suit aboard the Willie K, a crab vessel moored in Spud Point Marina in Bodega Bay, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland ALAMEDA, Calif. — One of the most dangerous jobs in America is commercial fishing, and Dungeness crab fishing is the most deadly of all West Coast commercial fisheries. To...

Coast Guard emphasizes importance of safety during the crab season

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard reminds boaters and crab fishermen of the importance of proper safety equipment and procedures as crab season continues and the winter months approach. Crab fishing is an extremely hazardous job, and since the fishery opened on Nov. 15, 2011, there have been more than 10 search and rescue cases conducted by the Coast Guard involving crab fishermen. Thankfully,...

Dungeness crab vessel safety checks set to begin

SEATTLE — According to a study done by the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH), the west coast Dungeness crab fishery is the most dangerous fishery in the country which includes the fisheries in Alaska. In an attempt to reduce fatalities in the dangerous fishery the Coast Guard is conducting Operation Safe Crab. The intent of this operation is to improve safety and reduce...

Operation Safe Crab: dockside safety checks for 2011-12 dungeness crab season

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Weeks before the opening of Dungeness crab season, the Coast Guard will increase their presence on the docks of Eureka, Noyo River and Crescent City harbors from Nov. 8 to 10 conducting dockside exams and safety spot checks on fishing vessels. With commercial crab fishing the most dangerous job in America, this grassroots effort is part of the Coast Guard’s “Operation...

Coast Guard spotlights crab fishing safety

USCG file photo SEATTLE – Thirteenth Coast Guard District personnel will conduct vessel safety spot checks and voluntary dockside exams in various Northwest ports on Nov. 15-19, 2010, and Nov. 22-24, 2010, just prior to the opening of the Oregon and Washington State Dungeness Crab fishery. Coast Guard examiners will spot-check primary lifesaving equipment and pot loading practices on vessels...

Thirteenth Coast Guard District commander to inspect vessels during Operation Safe Crab

ASTORIA, Ore. – Rear Adm. Gary Blore, Thirteenth Coast Guard District Commander, is scheduled to be at the Warrenton Marina in Warrenton, Ore., Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to participate in inspections of commercial fishing vessels before the beginning of the Dungeness crab fishing season.