Dungeness crab

Marine Life Studies’ Whale Entanglement Team (WET) ® under NOAA’s MMHSRP Permit Program # 18786-04

The commercial Dungeness crab fishing season is now open on the Central Coast. The season was delayed a month over concerns about possible marine entanglements with fishing gear. 

Erika Mahoney

The commercial crab fishing season is being cut nearly in half this year. It ends statewide one week from today. The goal is to prevent whale and sea turtle entanglements in the crab fishing gear.