The dungeness crab trapping season will officially kick of this month according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fisherman will be able to place their pots in the water starting at 8:00 AM on the 26th and Dungeness crab trap fishing will resume Dec. 29.
CDFW Director Charlton H. Bonham told reporters, “Partner surveys, recommendations from the Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group and other data informs the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program. All fishing zones will soon be open and we should all be thankful to everyone who participated in this large collaborative effort that works to use the best available science to manage an important California fishery.”
This announcement comes after the commercial crab fishing season has been delayed for more than a month.