Concerns Over Possible Whale Entanglements Delay Commercial Crabbing SeasonThe opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season this year -- like last year and the year before that -- is being delayed yet again. But this time, it’s not about the crabs.
Sport Crab Season Starts Saturday; Commercial Season DelayedThe recreational Dungeness crab season starts Saturday in California and the start of commercial crab season, originally scheduled to start Nov. 15, has been tentatively pushed back to Nov. 23.
California Commercial Crab Season Ends Early to Protect Migrating WhalesCalifornia's commercial Dungeness crab season is closing Monday, three months earlier than in past years, to protect whales and other marine life from nets and fishing gear.
Bay Area Crab Season to Start Thursday; Domoic Acid Levels Delay North Coast SeasonThe opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed until at least Dec. 1 in the waters north of Bodega Bay to the Sonoma/Mendocino county line because of elevated levels of domoic acid; the commercial fishery south of this area will open as scheduled Thursday.
Oregon, Washington Follow California's Lead And Delay Crab Season Due To ToxinOregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.
Dungeness Crab Season Threatened By Toxic Algae Bloom Along Pacific CoastThere's a large toxic algae bloom out in the Pacific and fishermen at San Francisco's Pier 45 are worried it could do serious damage to this season's Dungeness crab catch.