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Crab fishery delayed due to whale migration, low quality meat

Green-clad arms holding a crab pot full of crabs.
CDFW Marine Management News blog.
Crabs in a pot.

Recreational crab fishing restrictions went into effect yesterday, and the commercial fishery has been delayed due to the presence of migrating whales. Crab meat quality is also a factor in delaying commercial fishing. Lauren Schmitt, of KMUD news, spoke to Ryan Bartling, a senior environmental scientist in the marine fisheries for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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