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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

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

North Coast Dungeness crabbing finally starts

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – After waiting through a series of delays, the North Coast’s commercial Dungeness crab fishermen soaked their pots last weekend and started pulling them. A $2.75 per pound ex-vessel or off-the-boat starting price was negotiated between fishermen and processors in Oregon. Crabbers in Oregon and Washington began fishing on

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.

Coast Seafoods shelves Humboldt Bay oyster expansion

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods has jettisoned its hard-fought bid to expand oyster and clam cultivation in Humboldt Bay. In a revised proposal, it is offering as well to shrink its existing farming area. The Eureka company is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for a multi-year extension of beds

Coast Seafoods shelves oyster farm expansion

Paul Mann Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Coast Seafoods has jettisoned its hard-fought bid to expand oyster and clam cultivation in Humboldt Bay. In a revised proposal, it is offering as well to shrink its existing farming area. The Eureka company is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for a multi-year extension of beds

Local commercial fishermen support city RV park project

Press release from Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association: At Tuesday night’s Eureka City Council Meeting, Humboldt Fishermen’s Marketing Association board members testified in unanimous support for the city staff’s proposal to establish a privately operated RV park and “mixed-use” visitor facility on city property next to the Samoa Bridge. Not only does the HFMA support this project,

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