California Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Extends to Bodega Bay

02/10/2017 – John Snyder – SW Fishing News      Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it will extend the open area of the commercial rock crab fishery northward to Bodega Bay in Sonoma County. On Feb. 10 the commercial rock crab fishery is …

Last Remaining Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open

  The last remaining area of the California coast will open to commercial Dungeness crab fishing. The area was previously closed due to elevated levels of domoic acid. The last closed area between Ten Mile River and Shelter Cove is scheduled to open on Jan. 16. On Jan. 16 at 12:01 a.m., the commercial Dungeness …

Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5, 2016

11/02/2016 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News     The recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 5 – with a health warning in place for crabs caught north of Point Reyes (Marin County). The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning to recreational anglers not …

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 …