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Dungeness crab season opens Tuesday

Dungeness crab season opens Tuesday

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – After delays due to low meat levels, the commercial Dungeness crab season in the state’s northern region is set to start on Tuesday, Jan. 15.  As of press time the status of the Trinidad area was pending a second round of testing for the algae-derived domoic acid toxin. 

State responds to ‘horrific’ entanglements

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The state is launching an unprecedented effort to address whale entanglements with commercial fishing gear that were described as “horrific” during a legislative hearing. Chuck Bonham, the director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), announced the plan at a Nov. 28 statehouse hearing chaired by

Crabbers to get federal relief

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has proposed a spending plan for federal Dungeness Crab disaster relief funding after taking input from fishermen, processors and charter boat operators. The state’s 2015 to 2016 commercial Dungeness and rock crab seasons were declared as fisheries disasters after being

Tougher cannabis cultivation regs demanded

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As Humboldt County’s Board of Supervisors prepares to approve a new commercial cannabis production ordinance, the Friends of the Eel River watershed protection group, the Yurok tribe and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have called for holding off on further permitting. The extent of county permitting

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