Lawsuit Over Otter-Free Zone In SoCal Fishing Grounds RevivedA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by commercial fishermen that challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to do away with an otter-free zone in Southern California coastal waters.
Recreational Dungeness Crab Fishing Now Permitted Along Entire California CoastThe opening of the areas for the Dungeness crab fisheries follows months of closure due to an algal bloom off the Pacific Coast.
Video Shows Whales Being Rescued From Crab Pot EntanglementsDramatic video shows whales being rescued off the California coast after the giant creatures got tangled up in what’s become a late crab season.
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Long Delayed Dungeness Crab Season Finally Get UnderwayNorthern California fisherman began their mad dash for the Dungeness crab fishing grounds Tuesday after accepting a suppliers price for a pound of the delicacy.
Fishermen Gear Up For Late Dungeness Crab Season StartAfter an unprecedented delay in the season caused by a toxic algae plume, Northern California crab fisherman began stacking gear on their boats Monday in anticipation for a mad dash to the Dungeness crab fishing grounds.
Fewer Salmon Than Usual Swimming Off Northern California Coast; Drought Likely To BlameThere are fewer salmon than usual swimming in the ocean off of Northern California and that could impact the fishing season this summer.
Commercial Crab Season To Remain Closed, State Officials AnnounceState officials have just decided that commercial crab season will remain closed due to concerns over safety.
California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Could Start Next WeekState officials opened the central coast of California to recreational Dungeness crab season on Thursday and commercial season could open as soon as late next week.
Man Dies After Wave Knocks Him Into The Waters Off PacificaThe U.S. Coast Guard staged a water rescue near the Pacifica Pier after an elderly couple fell off the pier into the ocean Tuesday afternoon.
Crab Boats Remain Moored At The DocksChuck Pappotto has spent years navigating the roller coaster ride of Northern California’s Dungeness crab season.
Toxic Algae Fears Force Delay Of Recreational Crab SeasonState officials delayed the start of the recreational crab fishing season by six months Thursday over concerns sparked by the discovery of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin in crabs caught in Northern California waters.