Commercial crab season delayed until January 15

EUREKA – Commercial crab season has been delayed again due to low weight, but Fish and Wildlife says it will open on January 15th.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife found improvement in crab quality testing. But those tested do not yet possess the minimum weight required to open the season.
That means North Coast commercial fishermen counties must wait until January 12th to set gear with the season opening three days later.
There’s some good news for recreational crabbers. California Department of Public Health lifted its advisory for crab caught off the coast of Fort Bragg north to Eureka. Domoic acid levels are testing at low or undetectable.
The advisory remains in effect for coastal waters from Klamath to the Oregon border.
The department recommends against eating the viscera of the crab to avoid exposure to the neuro toxin.