The Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay has once again been delayed

The Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay has once again been delayed



CHRISTIAN, WHY THE EXTENDED DELAY? AGAIN, IT’S ABOUT SAVING THE WHALES. I’VE TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE IN THE CRABS INDUSTRY HERE IN SANTA CRUZ, MANY SAY THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED BUT IN NO WAY SURPRISED. < ç6172Ñ <È UN'INDUSTRIA DA $ 1.000.000.000. C'È UN SACCO DI SOLDI IN QUESTO E QUESTO ALIMENTA MOLTI DEI NOSTRI PORTI È QUELLO CHE LI MANTIENE IN ATTIVITÀ, LO SAI.> WITH VACATIONS ON THE CORNER…H&H FRESH SEAFOOD IN SANTA CRUZ WOULD TYPICALLY SEE A LINE AROUND THE BLOCK…READY TO PURCHASE AND FEAST WITH A CENTRAL COAST DELIGHT: DUNGENESS CRAB. BUT THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE HAS POSTED THE SEASON…AGAIN…FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR. There are simply too many whales feeding on shore to make conventional crab fishing gear safe to use. AND WHILE SELLERS AND CRAB LOVERS ARE DEFINITELY FEEL THE IMPACT… FISHERMEN ARE CONTINUED TO BE THE HARDEST HIT. THIS HAS LEFT MANY TIRED AND PESSIMISTIC FISHERMEN… SOME EVEN CHOOSE TO SKIP THIS YEAR’S CATCH COMPLETELY. STILL… WITH A LUCRATIVE INDUSTRY LIKE THIS… A SENSE OF HOPE REMAINS. THE RESEARCHERS WILL ASSESS THE SITUATION IN EARLY DECEMBER AND THE MORATRIUM WILL BE LIFT BEFORE DECEMBER 16. THERE IS STILL A CHAN

The Dungeness crab fishing season in Monterey Bay has once again been delayed

The Dungeness crab fishing season has been delayed for the second time on the Central Coast in 2022. On Monday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife delayed commercial fishing for Dungeness crabs until at least December 12. 16. In their decision, the department cited the entanglement of whales with fishing gear as the reason for the delay. According to Oceana, a non-profit ocean conservation group, 15 whale tangles were confirmed in 2022. They located statistics from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Previously, crab season was scheduled for November 10th. 14. The delay covers the coast from Sonoma County to the Mexican border. The next whale risk review is December 12. 4.

The Dungeness crab fishing season has been delayed for the second time in 2022 on the Central Coast.

On Monday, the California Department of Fisheries and Wildlife delayed commercial fishing for Dungeness crabs until at least December 12. 16.

In their decision, the department cited entanglements of whales with fishing gear as the reason for the delay. According to Oceana, a non-profit ocean conservation group, 15 whale tangles were confirmed in 2022. They located statistics from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Previously, crab season was scheduled for November 10th. 14.

The delay covers the coast from Sonoma County to the Mexican border. The next whale risk review is December 12. 4.

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