“Uncharted Territory” – Marine toxin closes Washington crab season

Washington fishery managers say they are in “uncharted territory” following the closure of a major ocean fishery off the state’s southern coast Friday. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced it was closing the recreational and commercial Dungeness crab fisheries after samples of crab revealed unsafe levels of a harmful, naturally occurring marine toxin called domoic acid that has already shut down razor clam fisheries in both Oregon and Washington. Oregon Dungeness crab fisheries are still open. Read the rest here 12:37