October 4, 2016

Crab Season Outlook for 2016-17 and Modern Aquaculture in California

Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

October 4, 2016 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bodega Marine Laboratory

2099 Westshore Road, Bodega Bay, CA

 

Press Releases and Articles:

2016-10-3 Speakers announced for hearing on crab season domoic acid levels and first ever State Hearing on Aquaculture to be held in Bodega Bay

2016-9-28  press release: First ever State Hearing on Aquaculture to be held in Bodega Bay next week

Local crabs testing clean of neurotoxins prior to Dec. 1 commercial opener

Dungeness crab commercial season cleared to start next week

2016 Crab Season Looking Good

‘A season of recovery’: Toxins likely not to be an issue for upcoming California crab season

Tests buoy hopes for toxin-free California Dungeness crab season

Conditions Favor California Dungeness Season as Warm Blob Still Threatens Oregon, Washington

Early Prospects for Crab Season Look Good

Bodega fisheries hearing highlights Dungeness recovery and aquaculture efforts in state

Scientists, lawmakers see short-term crab recovery

Officials hopeful about toxin-free Dungeness crab season - KSBY

Officials hopeful about toxin-free Dungeness crab season - KRON

McGuire, Huffman to hold hearing to update on upcoming crab season, state aquaculture

State’s First Hearing on Upcoming Crab Season and State’s Aquaculture

First ever state hearing on aquaculture to be held in Bodega Bay next week - Lake County News
 

Tour: The hearing will be preceded by a tour of the Marine Lab facilities. Tour space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To RSVP for the tour please contact: Diane Windham, Aquaculture Coordinator California, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region.

Live-stream: http://senate.ca.gov/ (see today's events)

Video: Archived video (scroll to 10/4/2016  “Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture” hearing)

You tube hearing video

Agenda: Hearing agenda

Hearing background summary

Additional information:

For information on Dungeness and rock crab, domoic acid, disaster relief and the Committee's previous crab hearings with related documents and links

Fish and Wildlife Director Extends Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Closure in Northern California Due to Public Health Hazard

Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Now Extends to Bodega Bay - DFW release 2017-2-10

Open Area for the Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Now Extends to Pillar Point, San Mateo County - DFW release 2017-1-25

Rock Crab Health Advisory Lifted in Portions of San Mateo County - CDPH release 2017-1-25

Commerce Secretary declares fisheries disasters for nine West Coast species (including CA Dungeness and rock crab)

Commerce Secretary declaration of disaster for CA Dungeness and rock crab 2017-1-18

Last Remaining Area of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open - DFW release 2017-1-11

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted for Remainder of California Coast - CDPH release 2017-1-11

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open from Point Arena to Ten Mile; One Area Still Closed - DFW release 2016-12-23

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted in Portions of Mendocino County - CDPH release 12-23-2016

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; One Area Will Remain Closed - DFW release 2016-12-20

2016-12-20 CDFW Dungeness Crab Fishery FAQs 

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted in Portions of Sonoma Mendocino and Humboldt Counties - CDPH release 12-20-2016

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted From Portions of Northern California Coast - CDPH release 12-1-2016

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open Dec. 3; Some Areas Will Remain Closed - DFW release 2016-12-1

2016-11-29 CDFW Commercial Dungeness crab-FAQs

2016-11-25 Fair Start Clarification for December 1, 2016 Commercial Opener

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open; Some Areas Will Remain Closed - DFW release 2016-11-23

2016-11-23 CDPH-OEHHA Memo - Dungeness Crab Season Opening on North Coast

Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open throughout Most of the Southern Fishery; One Area Will Remain Closed - DFW 11-8-2016

Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery ‘Fair Start’ - Frequently Asked Questions - DFW 11-8-2016

OEHHA in consultation with CDPH recommended to CDFW to close or delay the start of commercial Dungeness crab season north of Point Reyes and close the commercial rock crab season north of Pigeon Point – CDPH-OEHHA 11-7-2016

2016-17 recommendations and next steps to reduce the risk of whale entanglements in
Dungeness crab fishing gear

California Dungeness Crab Fishing - 2016-17 Best Practices Guide to Minimize Whale Entanglement Risk

As Commercial Crab Season Opens, Fishermen Urged to Implement Gear Modifications to Prevent Whale Entanglements

Whale Entanglement Response Training – On the Cutting Edge

2016 Preseason Coastal Dungeness Crab Quality Test Fishery Results for CA

Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5 - DFW release 11-2-2016

New Recreational Dungeness Crab Trap Regulations in Place

CDPH Warns Recreational Anglers to Avoid Consuming the Viscera of Dungeness Crab Caught North of Point Reyes - CDPH release 11-2-2016

CDPH Lifts Warning for Rock Crabs, Bivalve Shellfish Caught along Central Coast - CDPH release 10-26-2016

Framing the Scientific Opportunities on Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries: Scientific Insights, Recommendations and Guidance for California

California Dungeness Crab Fishing - 2016-17 Best Practices Guide to Minimize Whale Entanglement Risk

CDPH-DFW responses to PCFFA DA-D-crab-questions 2016-10-12

Frequently Asked Questions: Harmful Algal Blooms and California Fisheries - Developed in Response to the 2015-16 Domoic Acid Event

Domoic Acid Background and Potential Option for Future Events - CDPH/CDFW /OEHHA Memorandum

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) information and latest crab testing results for domoic acid (2-10-2017)

latest lobster testing results for domoic acid (11-1-2016)

Domoic Acid Testing Results, July 1, 2015 - August 19, 2016

Dungeness crab get qualified thumbs-up in tests for domoic acid

Additional crab related press releases, information and articles with links as of 5-13-2017 (please check for updates)

Aquaculture Awareness Week: 10 Facts about California Aquaculture

Coastal Aquaculture Planning and Environmental Sustainability - NOAA

Marine Cage Culture & The Environment - NOAA

Report: Aquaculture in California has promising future

Offshore Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight - overview

Offshore Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight - workshop 1

Offshore Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight - workshop 2

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report

Scientists See Aquaculture in America's Future

Nutrient Approval a Victory for U.S. Fish Farmers and Seafood Lovers

California Shellfish Initiative

AJR 43 - Relative to California Shellfish 2014

NOAA National Shellfish Initiative

Sturgeon Farming & the Long View - Sterling Caviar visit

MUSSEL UP | Ventura Harbor concept could become aquaculture

Presenter biographies:

Presentations:

Aquaculture hearing presenter links of interest:

NOAA Fisheries, California Aquaculture Association, Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute, Aquarium of the Pacific, Hog Island Oyster Company, Coast Seafoods CompanyPacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Professional Aquaculture Services, The Fishery, CDFWNational Marine Fisheries Service

Videos and recordings:

Fish Story by Aquarium of the Pacific

Mussel Man

The Working Waterfront - American Aquaculture in the 21st Century

For Oysters, Challenges and Hope in the Changing Ocean

Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S.