ASTORIA - A lost-and-found program for derelict crab pots unloaded its first batch of recovered gear at the Port of Astoria last week.

The 40 rusty old crab pots were found on the ocean floor and docked at Astoria's Pier 2. They are slimy, barnacle-covered cages, circular and about two feet in diameter, that were left behind by crab fishermen who presumably couldn't find them because their buoys were torn off at sea.

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