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Commercial crab season officially to open

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Good news for those people who enjoy the bounty of Dungeness crab teeming in our waters off shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Northern California Dungeness crab season will officially open on Sunday, Dec 1st north of the Mendocino County line. A 64-hour gear-setting period has been established. This means gear may be set no earlier that 8 am on Thursday November 28th. Oregon and Washington crab seasons have not been opened as of yet pending future testing results.