CDFW Delays the Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Protect Whales From Entanglement

The commercial Dungeness crab fishery south of the Sonoma/Mendocino county line was scheduled to open on Nov. 15, 2022 in Fishing Zones 3, 4, 5 and 6. However, the season opener has been delayed in those zones due to presence of high numbers of humpback whales (PDF)(opens in new tab) and the potential for entanglement.

CDFW to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries

The 2021 Salmon Information Meeting marks the beginning of a two-month long public process used to develop annual sport and commercial ocean salmon fishing regulations.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Gives Dungeness Crab Commercial Season Update

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham issued a preliminary determination that commercial Dungeness crab fishing in the Central Management Area (CMA) (Districts 10, 17 and south) poses a significant risk of marine life entanglement.

Crab Fishing Season in California Ends Monday Due to CDFW Emergency Declaration

April 16, 2019 Andy Krauss, KRCR

The 2019 crab fishing season in California came to a screeching halt Monday due to an emergency declaration from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to close commercial Dungeness crab fisheries.