Coastal tourism management group aims to keep the ‘local’ in Oregon’s local seafood
The majority of seafood consumed on the Oregon coast isn’t from the Oregon coast.. Find out more here.
As thousands of visitors flock to the Oregon Coast every year, most of them are looking for the fresh high-quality seafood that is distinctly Oregonian.
But a study commissioned recently by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association – the destination management organization serving the entire Oregon Coast from Astoria to Brookings – found shockingly that about 90 percent of the seafood consumed on the coast is imported from other domestic and international sources.
In response, OCVA has launched the Ocean Cluster Initiative – United States Department of Agriculture-funded program entitled “Capturing Value by Keeping Local Seafood Local” – to help combat that trend. The initiative…
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes off Oregon coast
A 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Oregon early Friday morning. Find out more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude hit off the Oregon coast early Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake struck about 120.6 miles west of Coos Bay shortly before 7:45 a.m. USGS recorded it’s depth at at 10 kilometers — or just over 6 miles.
No tsunami warnings have been issued.
Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
Oregon’s commercial crab season has been delayed. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The opening date for Oregon’s ocean commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until Dec. 16, and possibly longer, after pre-season testing revealed high levels of domoic acid and underweight crabs.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the delay on Nov. 18, stating that it will prevent wasted crab meat and assure a high-quality product for consumers.“Pre-season testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield in some areas,” the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a press release. “Elevated domoic acid also was detected in some crab viscera [or] guts.”…
Small Oregon town named one of America’s most beautiful
A small coastal Oregon town has been named one of the “Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.” Find out more here.
By Karly Imus | The Oregonian/OregonLive
What’s not to love about Manzanita?
Not much, if you believe Architectural Digest. It just named the Oregon coast town one of the “55 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.”
We won’t argue, though we would argue for more spots for the Pacific Northwest’s picturesque small towns. (Friday Harbor, Washington is the only other one that made the list.)
What sets Manzanita apart, according to Architectural Digest?