Dungeness Crab Task Force

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is designated as the body responsible for convening and administering the California Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) pursuant to Senate Bills 1690 (Wiggins, 2008) and 369 (Evans, 2011). The DCTF is directed to review and evaluate Dungeness crab fishery management measures, including the trap limit program for California permits, and provide its recommendations to the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Fish and Game Commission.



DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY UPDATES: For links to the latest commercial and recreational Dungeness crab fishery information, please visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife crab homepage.


To stay informed about upcoming meetings and other DCTF related activities, sign up for the DCTF email list. Please direct all questions and comments to info@dungenesscrabtaskforce.com and/or to a member of the DCTF Administrative Team.

Administrative Team:  Rachelle Fisher, 805-845-9852 or Kelly Sayce, 310-738-2665

OPC Staff: Paige Berube, 916-651-1264


Upcoming DCTF meeting materials, or the most recent DCTF meeting materials, are listed below. All previous DCTF meetings and materials are archived here.

DCTF Meeting #8 – June 5-6, 2018 – Ukiah



Upcoming DCTF Executive Committee meeting materials, or the most recent DCTF Executive Committee meeting materials, are listed below. All previous Executive Committee meeting materials are archived here.

DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – August 29, 2018


DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – April 12, 2018


Legislatively-Mandated Reports


Other Reports

Additional DCTF Informational Materials


 All DCTF meeting are open to the public. Written public comment specific to a DCTF or DCTF Executive Committee meeting are requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance of a meeting. Comments should be sent to info@dungnesscrabtaskforce.com. Please review the DCTF’s guidelines for providing public comment to the Dungeness Crab Task Force. 

Additionally, if DCTF Members and members of the public are interested in submitting requests for agenda items to be considered and discussed at upcoming DCTF and/or DCTF Executive Committee meetings, please review these Guidelines to Submit Requests DCTF & Executive Committee Agenda Items.

Comments and Proposals – Submitted by DCTF Members

  • Click here to read written proposals and comments by DCTF Members

Comments – Public and Agency

  • Click here to read written proposals and comments submitted for the DCTF’s consideration

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