Please access one of the following sources for up-to-date information concerning crab season dates and related information:
Current Open and Closed Waters for Commercial Crab Fisheries due to Public Health Hazards
Current Open and Closed Waters for Recreational Crab Fisheries due to Public Health Hazards
California's coastal waters are home to a multitude of invertebrates (species lacking a bony skeleton). A small fraction of these, including a variety of crab species, are actually targeted by California's recreational and commercial fisheries. In the following links, visitors can learn more about crab species identification, biology, habitat, geographic range, fishing methods, and more. You can also view more information about CDFW's Whale Safe Fishery management efforts.
The public comment period for this rulemaking will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 1, 2019.
Please email inquiries and comments to: CrabDisaster@wildlife.ca.gov
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