Most of West Coast Dungeness Season Delayed Until Dec 16th to Allow for Better Meat Fill
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - November 20, 2017
Washington and northern California also will delay their commercial crab seasons until at least Dec. 16 and let the Dungeness crab populations fill out with meat a bit more.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials decided last week [link] to delay the state season until Dec. 16 at the earliest and, after a Tri-State conference call, all three states agreed to delay the season until the same date.
In California, the delay applies only to the area from Point Arena to the Oregon/California border. The central California fishery has been open since Nov. 15.
"This decision was based on crab condition tests conducted by WDFW..
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