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San Mateo County Harbor District board waives slip fees for crab fisherman – With a Hook!

dungenesscrabWith the closure of all commercial Dungeness crab fisheries statewide, the San Mateo County Harbor District board waived slip fees for its 39 permitted commercial crab fishermen who operate out of Pillar Point Harbor on the coast. The fishermen, however, would have to repay the waived fees if federal disaster relief becomes available. Commissioner Sabrina Brennan wanted to extend the fee waivers to recreational fisherman (Everyone gets a trophy?) as well and to extend it to three months rather than one. Read the article here 11:25

“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