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.
Scientists Raise New Concerns About Toxic Algae BloomThe toxic algae bloom that left this year’s California crab season in limbo could be even worse than initially thought.
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.