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The 2018-2019 commercial Dungeness crab season will close on April 15, 2019, due to a legal settlement reached between the Center for Biological Diversity, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations. More information about the closure is available in this link opens in new windowpress release.

CDFW Lands Pass Requirements - CDFW has suspended the lands pass program at some locations, until further notice, in response to a request from other state agencies. You can view a list of the properties that are continuing to require the lands pass at: link opens in new windowlands pass properties (PDF). For more information about this program, please visit the lands pass web page.

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