Santa Cruz boaters, crabbers upset with harbor entrance restrictions

santa cruz crabbers dredgingBoaters and crab fisherman had a few salty words for leaders of the Santa Cruz Port Commission at its meeting Tuesday night, blaming them for poor management of the harbor entrance that could leave crab fisherman unable to motor out of the harbor when commercial crab season opens Friday. Lisa Ekers, the port director, said dredge operators would work day and night starting Wednesday to take advantage of expected dry weather and smaller surf. Commercial fisherman Jason Collins said he was frustrated that more wasn’t done to prepare for an El Niño winter predicted to have larger than normal surf, rainstorms and tons of sand drifting east from the San Lorenzo River near the harbor. photo gallery, Read the article here 09:44