Friday, November 25, 2016

Don't Eat Those Crab

Seems like it was just yesterday I pointed us to the Times- Standard's report that crab season would be open. We also saw the spreadsheet with the testing results that showed areas down south having relatively safe crab populations.

Leave it to the Sacramento Bee to report some areas of the coast are being closed to crab fishing again. They seem to have found more crab with domoic acid in them:

" ...the indefinite closure of a 120-mile coastal stretch that was supposed to open Dec. 1. The stretch runs from Point Reyes to Humboldt Bay."

Isn't that roughly the same area prior tests showed low risk of poisoning? Bummer. Those of you that ran out and threw your crab traps out yesterday best take those crab and toss them back into the bay.

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At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The northern most crab that tested above the safety threshold was off of Usal Beach. The jetty of Humboldt Bay was only used because it's an existing boundary for fisheries management regions. Crabs off of the eel river tested clean and it is absolutely safe to consume crabs caught in our local waters. This is great for sport crabbers because they get more time to catch crabs south of the bay while the commercial guys work the waters to the north.

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Thanks for the heads up.

At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ate a load of crab yesterday, will let you know if I'm shitty myself tonight or tomorrow


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