Latest Crabs News

Lummi Nation declares disaster after invasive crab arrives

Dec. 01, 2021 08:31 AM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Lummi Indian Business Council has passed a resolution declaring a disaster after more than 70,000 European green crab — an invasive species — were captured and removed from the Lummi Sea Pond in recent months. The Tribe cultivates...

Dungeness crab season to open Dec. 1 for first time in years

Nov. 24, 2021 09:12 AM EST

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Marine toxins, skinny crabs and contentious price negotiations have all had a hand in delaying the start of Oregon’s lucrative commercial Dungeness crab season in recent years. Not this season — at least not yet. For the...

Whales off California coast delay commercial crab season

Nov. 02, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The start of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed for some areas of Northern California for the third year in a row to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in trap and buoy lines. The California Department of Fish...

Feds: Ruling means lobstering to continue in planned closure

Oct. 18, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishing regulators said Monday that lobster and crab fishermen can continue to fish until further notice in an area off the coast of Maine that had been slated for restriction from their gear. The new restrictions were intended to protect...