Feb 10, 2023
We celebrate the opening of Oregon
Dungeness Crab season with a visit with the Oregon Dungeness Crab
Commission's Executive Director, Tim Novotny. We will talk
about what makes dungeness crab so beloved, what some of the
challenges are for commercial crab fishermen, good years, bad
years, some of Tim's favorite crab dishes and more.
About Tim: Tim Novotny joined the
Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission in 2017 as communications manager,
with a master’s degree in public relations and more than two
decades of experience in journalism and marketing. He has lived in
Coos Bay since 1999 and became news director of KCBY-TV in2000,
later writing for The World Newspaper in Coos Bay from 2012 through
2015, often reporting on the commercial fishing industry throughout
his journalistic career.
Prior to his arrival in Oregon, Tim worked as
news director of KKVI-TV in Twin Falls, Idaho, and later was an
assistant news producer at WMTV in Madison, Wisconsin. Born and
raised in Joliet, Illinois, he later headed west and got his degree
from Boise State University.
In December, he became just the third
executive director for the commission since 1990 - following Nick
Furman (1990-2012), and the recently retired Hugh Link
He is also a long-suffering Chicago sports
fan, happy to reminisce anytime about the glory days of Ditka,
Payton, and Jordan.
Right at the Fork is supported by:
Oregon Dungeness Crab: www.OregonDungeness.org
RingSide Steakhouse: www.RingSideSteakhouse.com
Portland Food Adventures: www.PortlandFoodAdventures.com