Sunday, March 20, 2016

Commercial Crab season begins Saturday, March 26, 2016

San Mateo County Times/Aaron Kinney, 3/18/16. "Dungeness crab commercial season finally opens for Bay Area fleet."

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Just in time for Easter Sunday, almost.
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Gulls don't care, its just another meal.
"PRINCETON-BY-THE SEA -- After months of uncertainty and hardship, the Bay Area's commercial fishing fleet will begin catching Dungeness crab. State wildlife officials declared Friday that the region's commercial crab season will begin next Saturday, March 26, after the latest round of tests by the California Department of Public Health showed that crab south of the Mendocino-Sonoma county line no longer pose a significant human health risk.

The public health department had declared Feb. 11 that crab caught south of Point Reyes was safe to eat, but fishermen asked the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to wait to open the commercial season at least until Sonoma County was given the OK.  ....  The recreational and commercial rock crab fisheries remain closed north of San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County."  Read article.

Note Pillar Point/Princeton Harbor photographs: Sailing boats from Travel Agent Central, 9/19/14; Crab boats of Princeton Harbor facepage image to The Monkeyface news blog, 4/10.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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