The Port of Brookings-Harbor serves as a central point for some of the finest fishing in the country. Visitors come from all over the world to try their hand at catching a 40 or 50 pound salmon in the ocean, or in the river's. We are fortunate to have two world class rivers within five miles of the Port, and the renowned Rogue River is only 25 miles from the Port. Using the safest bar on the west coast, fishermen take their boat out for Snapper, Ling Cod, Halibut, Salmon, Albacore Tuna and, Dungeness Crab almost year round. We have a permanent Coast Guard facility located on the mouth of the Chetco River, assuring the safety of all water crafts.
The Port is also home to a vibrant commercial fishing fleet. These boats ply our local waters for Dungeness Crab, Oregon Certified Shrimp, Salmon, and bottom fish. A good year will often see 10 million pounds of Dungeness Crab come over the Port docks. The commercial docks provide a unique view into the process of providing fresh fish to consumers', worldwide.