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Dungeness Crab Task Force

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is designated as the body responsible for establishing and administering a Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) pursuant to Senate Bills 1690 (Wiggins, 2008) and 369 (Evans, 2011).  The task force is directed to review and evaluate Dungeness crab fishery management measures, including a new trap limits program for California permits, and provide its recommendations to the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and the Fish and Game Commission (FGC).  Pursuant to SB1690, the task force was established in January 2009, provided recommendations by January 15, 2010, and ceased to exist on January 1, 2011.  Pursuant to SB369, the task force was re-established in January 2012, and will make initial recommendations by January 15, 2015 and final recommendations by January 15, 2017.

To stay informed about DCTF meetings, sign up for the DCTF listserve.



For the Dungeness Crab Task Force roster of members established pursuant to SB1690, please click here.

For the Dungeness Crab Task Force roster of members established pursuant to SB369, please click here.



Current Meeting Schedule

1.  DCTF Meeting #1 – March 12, 2012 – Ukiah

2.  DCTF Meeting #2 – April 2, 2012 – Ukiah

3. DCTF Meeting #3 – April 22 and 23, 2014 – Ukiah



1. DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – May 10, 2012

2. DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Meeting Summary – May 24, 2012

3. DCTF Executive Committee Update – June 2012

4. DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Meeting Summary - October 10, 2012

5. DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Meeting Summary - November 8, 2013

6. DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Meeting Summary – February 27, 2014

Archived Meeting Summaries

1. DCTF Meeting- May 26 and 27, 2009- – -FINAL Meeting 1 Summary

DCTF Meeting- June 29, 2009- CANCELLED

2. DCTF Meeting- Sept 8-10, 2009- – -FINAL Meeting 2 Summary (Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3)

3. DCTF Meeting- Oct. 7 and 8, 2009- FINAL Meeting 3 Summary

4. DCTF Meeting- Oct. 21-23, 2009- FINAL Meeting 4 Summary  

5. DCTF Meeting- Feb. 17 and 18, 2010FINAL Meeting 5 Summary

6. DCTF Meeting- June 28, 2010- FINAL Meeting 6 Summary

7. DCTF Meeting- August 9, 2010- FINAL Meeting 7 Summary



Legislatively-Mandated Reports

Other Reports



Draft Regulations

Background Documents (Per SB369)

Member Informational Binder


Background Documents (Per SB1690)

DCTF Documents

Interim/Milestone Documents and Materials



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



Please direct all questions and comments to  You may also sign up for the DCTF listserve to stay informed about DCTF meetings.

OPC Staff:  Valerie Termini, 510-286-0319

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


Cracked Crab_Rachelle Fisher

DungenessCrab_Heidi Walters

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