CDFW Lifts Entrap Limitations in the Commercial and also Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries
The The Golden State Division of Fish and also Wild Animals (CDFW) will certainly raise the Dungeness crab catch restriction in Angling Areas 3-6 (all locations southern of the Sonoma/Mendocino region line) for the entertainment fishery on Jan. 14, 2023 at 8:01 a.m. CDFW will certainly raise the half industrial fishery catch decrease in Angling Areas 3-6 on Jan. 15, 2023 at 8:01 a.m. The existing half catch decrease for the industrial fishery and also catch restriction in the entertainment fishery will certainly stay in position up until raised on the corresponding days.
Based upon readily available information and also as shown by historic movement patterns, humpback whale wealth goes to or near a seasonal reduced within the Dungeness crab angling premises. Because of this, CDFW Supervisor Charlton H. Bonham is raising the catch limitations in Angling Areas 3-6 for both fisheries as a result of decreased complication threat. A Fleet Advisory will certainly be provided for the entertainment fishery and also will certainly be proceeded for the industrial fishery to stay watchful and also stay clear of establishing equipment in locations where whales are transiting or foraging. All fishermens are likewise highly urged to comply with ideal methods, as defined in the Ideal Practices Overview
CDFW expects the following threat analysis will certainly occur in mid-February 2023. For more details pertaining to the threat analysis procedure, please check out CDFW’s Whale Safe Fisheries web page or for additional information on the Dungeness crab fishery, please check out wildlife.ca.gov/ crab For more details relating to the 2022-2023 industrial Dungeness crab period, please see CDFW’s Regularly Asked Inquiries