Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Right At The Fork

Thanks for listening to our Portland food scene podcast.  Please share, rate and review us!  You can listen through your favorite app, above, or just listen here.

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 (2012-2022).

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:

Zupan's Markets:
Oregon Dungeness Crab: 
RingSide Steakhouse:
Portland Food Adventures: