Oregon Dungeness crab is running short this season, forcing buyers to compete for supply.

“It is definitely a seller’s market. [The shortage] has caused buyers to scramble to put up enough frozen inventory to meet their demands for the rest of the year,” said Nick Furman, executive director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission.

Landings this season, which was delayed by two weeks due to winter storms, are significantly lower than last year.

Last season’s yield was approximately 23 …