House Joint Resolution 37 Oregon Laws 2009

 

AN ACT

 

††††††††† Whereas the Dungeness crab fishery is the most valuable single-species fishery in Oregon, making Dungeness crab an important part of Oregonís economy; and

††††††††† Whereas the Dungeness crab is an iconic Oregon symbol; and

††††††††† Whereas the Dungeness crab is the most delicious of the crab species; and

††††††††† Whereas the Dungeness crab annual harvest begins each year on December 1, when Dungeness crabs are hard-shelled, full of meat and in their prime; and

††††††††† Whereas the Dungeness crab harvest ends on August 14 to minimize handling, so that post-molt, soft-shelled crabs can fill out undisturbed; and

††††††††† Whereas this management method has served the resource well for decades and ensures that the Dungeness crab fishery is truly sustainable; now, therefore,

 

Be It Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon:

 

††††††††† That the Dungeness crab is the official crustacean of the State of Oregon.

 

Filed in the office of Secretary of State June 19, 2009

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