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.
Oregon Delays Opening of Commercial Crab Season Until Year EndFirst, Northern California commercial crab season was delayed for a month to mid-December. Now, Oregon state shellfish managers say the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season there will be delayed till year end along the entire Oregon coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Deadliest Catch' Spinoff To Focus On Dungeness Crab Fishing In OregonThe new series, called "Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove," is set to premiere next fall and will focus on families involved in the Dungeness crab fishing industry in Newport, Oregon.
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.
Toxic Ocean Algae Events Could Get Worse; Conservation Group Warns Of Marine Mammal Die-OffsOfficials with the Center for Biological Diversity said toxic ocean conditions could become commonplace throughout the Northeast Pacific Ocean as the ocean becomes warmer.
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.
Commercial Crab Fishermen Set Traps Ahead Of Saturday Season OpeningCommercial crab fishermen dropped their pots Friday morning, about 18 hours before the official start to the season.
Rough Waters Delay Catch As NorCal Crab Season Begins California's Dungeness crab season is off to a rocky start as rough seas keep many Bay Area fishermen from bringing in their catch.
North Coast Commercial Crab Season Delayed AgainThe commercial season for Dungeness crab along California's north coast has been delayed a third time, according to the California Department of Fish and Game.