April 28, 2016 Crab Season and Domoic Acid: Lessons Learned

Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

April 28, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

State Capitol, Room 112

 

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

2016-9-23 Governor Brown signs McGuire’s Whale Protection Bill

2016-8-26 With skyrocketing entanglements, Senator McGuire’s whale protection bill heads to Governor’s desk

2016-6-30 Senator McGuire’s whale protection bill one step closer with approval in Assembly committee this week

2016-5-18 Senator McGuire’s whale protection bill gains urgency in wake of several dramatic entanglements

2016-5-2 Senator McGuire issues statement on partial opening of Dungeness crab season

2016-4-26 Update on Crab Disaster Declaration and Domoic Acid Ocean Conditions at Fisheries Hearing April 28

North Coast crab haul begins in long-delayed commercial opener - Times-Standard 5-13-2016

Can crab season be salvaged? - Del Norte Triplicate 5-5-2016

Looking ahead to next crab season - Windsor Times 5-4-2016

Mulityear crab disaster brewing - Mad River Union 5-4-2016

More areas open for crabbing, commercial crabbing to open in 10 days - Eureka Times-Standard 5-2-2016

‘We can be saved’: state, crabbers discuss relief as fishing closure continues - Eureka Times-Standard 4-28-2016

Senator McGuire holds hearing on commercial crabbing closure - North Coast News 4-28-2016

Trinidad crab tests to determine commercial opener - Eureka Times-Standrad 4-25-2016

Video: Archived video (scroll to 4/28/2016  “Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture” hearing)

Agenda: Agenda April 28, 2016

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

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

A Primer on California Harmful Algal Blooms

Rock Crab Health Advisory Lifted From Portions of San Mateo County - CDPH release 7-6-2016

Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab Fisheries Now Open at Pigeon Point, San Mateo County - CDFW release 7-6-2016

Last Day of Recreational and Commercial Dungeness Crab Season South of Mendocino County Approaching - CDFW release 6-29-2016

Rock Crab Testing Continues in San Mateo and Sonoma Counties - CDFW release 6-17-2016

Commercial and Recreational Rock Crab Fisheries Open near Channel Islands - CDFW release 6-3-2015

Channel Islands now open to both the recreational and commercial rock crab fisheries - FGC release 6-3-2016

Rock Crab Health Advisory Lifted for Remainder of Channel Islands - CDPH release 6-3-2016

Crabbers Lead Efforts to Reduce Whale Entanglements

CDFW Recommendations to Minimize the Risk of Entanglement to Whales off the Coast of California - DFW release 5-24-2016

Recreational Dungeness crab Fishery Now Open Statewide Commercial to Follow in Seven Days - DFW release 5-19-2016

Final Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted Along California Coast - CDPH release 5-19-2016

Last remaining stretch of the California coast is now open to the recreational Dungeness crab fishery - F&GC release 5-19-2016

Opening of the Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery on the North Coast May 12, 2016 – Frequently Asked Questions

More Areas Open for Recreational Dungeness Crab Fishing, Commercial Fishery to Open in Same Areas in 10 Days - CDFW release 5-2-2016

California coast is now open for recreational Dungeness crab fishing except for one area - F&GC release 5-2-2016

Dungeness Crab Health Advisory Lifted along Northern California Coast - CDPH release 5-2-2016

OEEHA Recommendation to Open Dungeness Crab Fishery to CA/OR Border - 5-2-2016

CDFW Announces Latest Dungeness and Rock Crab Openings, Closures - CDFW release 4-22-2016

OEEHA Recommendation to Open Dungeness Crab Fishery - 4-22-2016

OEEHA Recommendation to Open Rock Crab Fishery - 4-22-2016

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 Health Advisory Lifted in Mendocino and Portions of Humboldt Counties - CDPH release 4-22-2016

Rock Crab Health Advisory Lifted for Monterey County - CDPH release 4-22-2016

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

Presenter biographies:

Charlton Bonham

Eric Sklar

Dr. William Sydeman

Dr. Raphael Kudela

Deborah Halberstadt

Patrick Kennelly

Dr. Craig Shuman

Rachelle Fisher

Tim Sloane

Mike Lucas

Dr. Jeff Boehm

Presentations:

Dr. William Sydeman

Dr. Raphael Kudela

Deborah Halberstadt

Patrick Kennelly

Rachelle Fisher

Tim Sloane

Mike Lucas

Dr. Jeff Boehm