Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab Fisheries Open near Channel Islands

06/03/2016 – John W. J.Snyder – Southwest Fishing News   State waters around the Channel Islands are now open to both the recreational and commercial rock crab fisheries. Today, the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), after consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), notified the …

Recreational Dungeness Crab Fishery Open South of Sonoma/Mendocino County Line, Commercial Fishery to Open in Seven Days

03/18/2016 – J. W. Snyder – SWFN    Closure of the recreational Dungeness crab fishery south of the Mendocino/Sonoma county line has been lifted, and opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery – delayed since November – is set for March 26 in the same region. Recent test results show that domoic acid levels in …