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Calendar of Marine Events

The Marine Region Calendar of Events contains information about events of interest to the public. Each listing includes a link to additional information.

2017 Events

September  |  October  |  November  |  December

Meeting and Event Resources

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September 2017

September 1
First day of September-October recreational Pacific halibut opener
First day of recreational Pismo clam season, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

September 10
Last day of September-October recreational Pacific halibut opener

September 30
First day of recreational California spiny lobster season

October 2017

October 1
First day of commercial ridgeback prawn trawl season (Southern California)

October 4
First day of commercial California spiny lobster season

October 28
First day of recreational crab trap ban in all ocean waters
Crab traps may not be used or deployed until November 4.

October 31
Last day of recreational red abalone season
Last day of the May-October recreational ocean salmon season, Point Arena to Pigeon Point

Last day of commercial pink shrimp trawl season (federal waters only)
Last day of commercial spot prawn and coonstripe shrimp trap seasons south of Pt. Arguello

November 2017

November 3
Last day of recreational crab trap ban in all ocean waters

November 4
First day of recreational Dungeness crab season

November 12
Last day of August-November recreational ocean salmon season, Horse Mountain to Point Arena

November 15
First day of commercial Dungeness crab season, south of Mendocino County (scheduled)

December 2017

December 1
First day of commercial Dungeness crab season, north of Sonoma County (scheduled)

December 31
Last day of recreational boat-based groundfish season, statewide


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Regional Manager: Dr. Craig Shuman
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