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  • Fishing Report: Jan. 4, 2013

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  • COASTWIDE - Marginal wind and wave conditions will give way Saturday to 8- to 10-foot seas, causing most boaters to remain at home.
    The marine aggregate limit in Oregon is seven rockfish a day. The lingcod limit is two a day with a 22-inch minimum, and that is separate from the marine aggregate.
    The ocean is open to sport and commercial crabbing. Dungeness catches have picked back up in bays after the remnant runoff from December storms finally waned. Look for good bay crabbing well into next week.
    The Oregon Department of Agriculture closed mussel harvesting from the Columbia River to the California border because of elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxin. All other shellfish harvesting is open from the Columbia River to the California border.
    Eating whole, recreationally harvested scallops is not recommended, however. Coastal scallops are not affected by toxin closures when only the adductor muscle is eaten. If you don't know what an adductor muscle is, don't eat scallops.
    GOLD BEACH - Very little ocean and bay activity has occurred out of Gold Beach recently.
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