November 19, 2019 - State of the 2019-20 Dungeness Crab Season and Putting Fish Friendly Highways in the Fast Lane

Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

Novmber 19, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

State Capitol, Room 112

Sacramento, CA


Press Releases, Articles and Letters:

2019-11-15 Senator McGuire to host important hearing on Dungeness crab season along with creating fish friendly highways for endangered species

2017-9-1 Senator McGuire Letter to Director Dougherty

Sen. McGuire to host important hearing on Dungeness crab season - KRCRTV

Commercial Dungeness crab season postponed at least another month; McGuire holds fisheries hearing Nov. 19

Bodega Bay crab fleet to sit out Dungeness opener to avoid whales, urging other ports to do same



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Hearing background summary 


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Crab information:

CalTrans Fish Passage Reports to the Legislature: 

 Fish Passage Status and the State Highway System (April 2018)

 SB 857, Kuehl (2005), Fish Passages and Streets and Highway Code Section 156.1  

 Caltrans Fish Passage Advisory Committee

State of the Salmonids: Status of California’s Emblematic Fishes 2017

Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program 

California Fish Passage Forum

‘This Ruling Gives Us Hope’: Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Salmon Case

Highways, salmon habitat collide in tribal treaty case

Links to State and Federal Guidelines on Fish Barriers:

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