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Dan Bacher – Crab and salmon fisheries threatened by a ‘historic crisis’

Legislators, members of commercial fishing families, fishing group representatives and Brown administration officials testified about the dire situation that the salmon and crab fishery is in during the 43rd Annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture held at the State Capitol in Sacramento on February 11. “This forum works, but the fishermen are not,” said Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Committee, in his opening comments. “The salmon and crab fisheries are threatened by a historic crisis. We’re facing a fishery disaster that will impact many families.” “We’ve gone from abundance to scarcity. The crab fishing fleet is sitting at the docks right now,” said McGuire Read the article here 12:16

Bodega Bay Crab Fishermen still in Limbo – Crab disaster will headline Thursday’s Fisheries Hearing

dungenesscrabJim Kelly reports from the coast that crab were tested clean a couple of weeks ago which was followed up by a dirty test. Spots up and down the California coast are coming up with two clean tests so we will know soon if tests start coming in consistently clean. But until its consistent – no crab can be harvested. In the mean time the Crab Disaster has become the headline topic at the February 11th 43rd Annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum, hearing in Sacramento, Governor Jerry Brown has asked our Federal Government to declare this a “Disaster” to qualify for low interest loans and funding, and re-training for those who want to take a different career path. The list of speakers includes: Read the rest here 08:33