Dungeness commercial crab season delayed, set for Dec. 15

If you were planning on having crab for your holiday dinner, you may have to make other plans.

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 4:42 PM

CALIFORNIA - If you were planning on having crab for your holiday dinner, you may have to make other plans.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is delaying the start of the crabbing season, which could mean a short supply of crab this winter.

Fish and Wildlife said they are delaying it due to concerns from the commercial Dungeness crab fleet, along with written requests from Port Associations.

"California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director intends to further delay the start date for the California Dungeness crab fishery south of the Mendocino/Sonoma county line," CDFW said.

The director said that the Nov. 22 start date poses a risk to whales during migration off the coast of California. This is due to possible entanglement in lines or nets.

The season is now set to start on Dec. 15.

For more information on the Dungeness crab season, CLICK HERE.

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