Tag Archives: Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW)

Crabbing stalled pending meat test

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – After a month-and-a-half of delay due to low meat quality, the North Coast’s commercial Dungeness crab season is on hold due to rough seas and price uncertainty. The status of crabbing will be clarified this week, when the results of another round of meat-to-shell ratio testing will surface.

Top planner: County, state ‘out of sync’ on permitting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s planning director has told the Planning Commission that local and state oversight of marijuana permitting is “completely out of sync” and “Humboldt County has lost its position as lead agency because people are going to the state agencies first.” Prioritization of county permitting is covered in

‘Significant concerns’ over interim cannabis permitting

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Over the strong objections of the county’s environmental advocates and the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the Planning Commission has voted to allow hundreds of existing marijuana growers to continue cultivating before they finish the permitting process. At the Oct. 19 commission meeting, the county’s planning

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