California's Dungeness Fishery to Start as Scheduled on November 15; OR and WA Optimistic
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 9, 2016
The crab gear is nearly ready, vessels are in good shape and crabbers are scrambling with last-minute details in anticipation of a good Dungeness season.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Tuesday the Dungeness fishery will open Nov. 15 from Point Reyes in Marin County, north of San Francisco, south. State health official recommended the Dungeness fishery remain closed between Point Reyes and the Sonoma/Mendocino county line to the north.
Nov. 15 is the traditional opening date for the Central California or "San Francisco" Dungeness crab fishery. Last fall and winter, domoic acid along the West Coast interrupted Dungeness and rock crab fisheries from Santa Barbara to the Oregon state line.
At the recommendation of the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment...
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