Please access one of the following sources for up-to-date information concerning crab season dates and related information:
Director's Memo to Delay the December 1 Dungeness Crab Season Opener in Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 & 9 (11/20/2017)
California's coastal waters are home to a multitude of invertebrates (species lacking a bony skeleton). A small fraction of these, including a variety of crab species, are actually targeted by California's recreational and commercial fisheries. In the following links, visitors can learn more about crab species identification, biology, habitat, geographic range, fishing methods, and more.
To receive updates regarding the Dungeness crab fishery, please sign up on the CDFW Dungeness Crab mailing list.
More information, including access to rulemaking documents can be found at the following CDFW website.
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