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.
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.
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.
Gov. Brown Signs Law To Protect Whales From Crab TrapsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation meant to reduce the surging number of whales getting caught in crabbing gear.
Experts Search Monterey Coast To Save Whale Entangled In Fishing NetsA specially trained team of disentanglement experts searched the waters off the Monterey County coast Thursday for a gray whale spotted earlier in the week caught up on fishing nets.