Tag Archives: Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA)

North Coast crab value down, salmon fishing banned

North Coast crab value down, salmon fishing banned

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDt – This year’s commercial Dungeness crab season is tracking to be on par with last year’s but value took a hit, as live crab exports to China were blocked at a time when demand surges.  And this year’s ocean salmon season will offer little consolation. Northern California’s season is

Crabbers brace for settlement impacts

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Commercial crabbers are bracing for what could be a shortened Dungeness season as talks on a whale entanglement lawsuit settlement continue.  The potential outcome of a lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) was cautiously discussed during a March 21 statehouse hearing.  Chaired by Senator

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

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