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Scientists, lawmakers see short-term crab recovery

Scientists, lawmakers see short-term crab recovery

Paul Mann Mad River Union As ocean waters begin to cool, North Coast domoic acid levels are down and the November start of the 2016 Dungeness crab season looks promising, the authorities say. Pre-season crab samplings off Crescent City/Trinidad and two sites off Eureka showed little or no domoic acid, according to data analyzed by

Entire coast now open to crabbing

California Department of Public Health California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab caught along the California coast. The final advisory lifted today was for Dungeness crabs caught in ocean waters north of 40°46.15′ N Latitude (a

Multiyear crab disaster brewing

Paul Mann Mad River Union NORTH COAST – State officials fear the historic 2015-2016 Dungeness crab collapse may go on for at least another year and probably longer. Worse, leading scientists have issued a new warning that ocean acidification threatens far greater impacts for decades on the Pacific coast’s ecology, environment and economy. Charlton Bonham,

Multiyear crab disaster brewing

Paul Mann Mad River Union NORTH COAST – State officials fear the historic 2015-2016 Dungeness crab collapse may go on for at least another year and probably longer. Worse, leading scientists have issued a new warning that ocean acidification threatens far greater impacts for decades on the Pacific coast’s ecology, environment and economy. Charlton Bonham,

Coastal legislators request crab season disaster declaration

  Office of Senator Mike McGuire SACRAMENTO – Today, Jan. 25 a bi-partisan coalition of state legislators requested that Governor Jerry Brown declare a fishery disaster due to the devastating impacts of the delayed California crab season. “The delayed crab season is unprecedented in duration and magnitude and California crabbers need our help now more than ever. For

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