Fisherman's Wharf Warehouse Fire Destroyed Fishing Traps, Threatening Dungeness Crab SeasonThe head of the San Francisco Community Fishing Association, estimates that thousands of crab, shrimp and black cod traps worth up to $5 million were lost in Saturday's Pier 45 warehouse fire.
Northern California Crabbers Protest Mid-May Closure of Dungeness SeasonCommercial fishermen are protesting an order by California wildlife authorities to close the Dungeness crab fishery in mid-May to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in fishing gear.
Crab Fishermen Brave Danger To Catch Profit As Delayed Dungeness Season OpensThe commercial Dungeness crab season finally kicked off Sunday and, while local fishermen have been waiting to get back out to sea, this year’s season opener is not for the faint of heart.
Thanksgiving Downer: Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Delayed Into Mid-DecemberBay Area crab connoisseurs will have to wait until next month for a taste of Dungeness crab, as the Department of Fish and Wildlife has once again pushed back the start date of the commercial season.
Whales In Prime Crabbing Area Could Delay California's Commercial Crab SeasonCalifornia's commercial crab season may be delayed until December due to a large number of whales that could be entangled in the prime crabbing area of Bodega Bay.
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.
Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Begins Saturday Off Sonoma CoastThe commercial Dungeness crab fishery season in Sonoma County will open Saturday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Monday.
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.
Dungeness Crabbers On Strike From Sonoma County To CanadaDungeness crab fishers from Northern California to the Canadian border are on strike after wholesale buyers sought to lower the purchase price.
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.
Sonoma Coast Commercial Crab Season Officially OpensThe commercial crab season officially opened Saturday after being postponed for more than four months because tests showed high levels of domoic acid.
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.
Crab From Oregon, Washington May Be Too Little, Too Late For SF Seafood Sellers' Bottom LinesBay Area crab lovers are getting a small bit of hopeful news, as the ban on Dungeness crab has been lifted for Oregon and Washington and the increased supply is causing local prices to drop.
California's Crab Season Will Not Open In Time For ChristmasTests of crab from Crescent City to Monterey in December show levels of toxic domoic acid have not dropped below federal safety limits in most fishing grounds on the North and Central coasts.