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Dungeness Crab Task Force

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm to provide updates on topics directly impacting the Dungeness crab fishery and to discuss sunsetting Dungeness crab regulations and the short- and long-term functioning of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:00am

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:00am to provide updates on topics directly impacting the Dungeness crab fishery and to discuss a fishery management proposal related to districts 6 and 7, sunsetting Dungeness crab regulations, and the long-term functioning of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) beyond 2019.

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00am

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00am to provide updates on topics directly impacting the Dungeness crab fishery and discuss and potentially develop initial proposals for the California Dungeness Crab Task Force’s (DCTF) consideration regarding the long-term functioning of the DCTF and the California lost fishing gear recovery program.

DCTF Meeting Agenda Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM Wednesday and October 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM

The Dungeness Crab Task Force will hold a public meeting Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM, at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Cabernet II Room, 200 South School Street,
 Ukiah, California.

DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Friday, August 26, 2016

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee held a public conference call on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00am to provide updates on disaster relief, lost fishing gear recovery program, whale entanglements, and the Dungeness crab trap tag account, and discuss the issue of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and the long-term functioning of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) beyond 2017.

DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – March 3, 2016

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee held a public conference call on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am to discuss the current delay in the Dungeness crab fishery due to high levels of domoic acid in Dungeness crab and the long-term functioning of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) beyond 2017.

Statement Regarding Domoic Acid Levels In Dungeness Crab

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) is providing updated information on how it plans to approach the opening of the California commercial Dungeness crab fishery that has been delayed due to persistent high levels of domoic acid.  Informed by extensive feedback from affected stakeholders and the Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee, the Department will work toward either a statewide opener or a partial opener based on traditional management boundaries, whichever can be implemented sooner based on test results.

The Department will continue to work closely with the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to monitor domoic acid levels in Dungeness crab. The Department anticipates opening the commercial fishery seven days after the entire state, or traditional management area, is cleared by the health agencies.

The Department is committed to working closely with the industry to open the commercial Dungeness crab fishery.  The Department greatly appreciates the constructive input that has been provided by all affected parties during this unprecedented closure to help inform management actions.

Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open South of Point Reyes

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified today by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has been made that Dungeness crab caught on the mainland coast south of 38° 00′ N Latitude (near Point Reyes in Marin County) no longer poses a significant human health risk from high levels of domoic acid and recommends the opening of the Dungeness crab fishery in these areas in a manner consistent with the emergency regulations.

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DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee held a public conference call on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00am to discuss the current delay in the Dungeness crab fishery due to high levels of domoic acid in Dungeness crab and the status of a California lost fishing gear recovery program.

DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – January 28, 2016

The Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee will hold a public conference call on Thursday, January 28, at 12:00pm to discuss the current delay in the Dungeness crab fishery due to high levels of domoic acid in Dungeness crab.

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