Last Remaining California Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - January 12, 2017
The last remaining commercial Dungeness crab fishery closure area on the California coast, between Ten Mile River and Shelter Cove, will open on Jan. 16.
The area has been closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid.
At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, commercial crabbers can begin harvesting crab from 39° 33.3' N. lat. (near Ten Mile River, Mendocino County) to 40° 01' N. lat. (near Shelter Cove, Humboldt County). The opening will be preceded by a by a 64-hour pre-soak period starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13.
Since November, state health and management officials have incrementally opened several areas to commercial Dungeness crab fishing as domoic acid test results have come back below ...
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