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China becoming a major buyer of Oregon crab

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013


Workers unload a haul of Dungeness crab at Port Dock 7 on the Newport Bayfront. According to NOAA Fisheries, live crab exports from the U.S. to China in 2010 topped 1.4 million pounds, up from 221,532 in 2009. In 2011, that number rose to 2.2 million pounds and itís expected to double again for 2012. (Photo by Dennis Anstine)


Itís early into this yearís Dungeness crab season and several semi-trailer trucks are being loaded with crates full of crab from the holds of fishing vessels moored at the Port of Newportís Dock No. 7.

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