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Dungeness relief payouts imminent

Dungeness relief payouts imminent

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Disaster relief money to compensate fishermen for the severely delayed 2015 to 2016 Dungeness crab season will finally be delivered to the North Coast on June 1.  The majority of $25 million in crab disaster relief funding will be used for payments to participants in the state’s Dungeness

McKinleyville Matters: Time for McK Land Trust annual dinner

The McKinleyville Land Trust invites the public to attend its 18th annual dinner and fundraiser at Azalea Hall, 1620 Pickett Rd. in McKinleyville on Sunday evening, March 3.  The menu features chicken cacciatore or baked eggplant, both with pasta, Tomaso’s sauce, fresh mixed green salad, bread from the North Coast Co-op Bakery, Ramone’s coffee or

Roosevelt elk killers sought

Redwood National and State Parks ORICK – On the morning of Oct. 3, a park ranger with Redwood National and State Parks discovered a deceased bull elk in Elk Meadow near the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and Davison Road. Elk Meadow is located within Redwood National and State Parks, where hunting of any kind is

Feds declare salmon fishery disasters

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  California’s 2016 and 2017 commercial ocean salmon seasons have been declared as federal fisheries disasters, one of many declarations for the state and the rest of the West Coast. Declared by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce late last month, the West Coast fisheries disasters include the Klamath River

Dungeness season saw strong catch

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The North Coast’s commercial Dungeness crab season was affected by delays due to meat quality issues and price negotiations but the catch soared as soon as fishing began. The season ended July 15 and the northern region from the Fort Bragg area to the Oregon border accounted for

Concerns about crab quality could delay season

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  The results of recent algae toxin tests have sparked fears of another delayed Dungeness crab season on the North Coast. The potential for delay of the upcoming season was explored along with several other fisheries challenges at an Oct. 27 hearing held by the state legislature’s Joint Committee