Tag: Dungeness crab

Guardian Watchman Ernie Mason labeling crab traps.

New fishing closures proposed for crab

The two key findings from our published research papers are: (1) our catches have declined such that we cannot meet our FSC needs, and (2) fishing closures can help crab populations recover.

Wuikinuxv’s Gord Moody and Brian Johnson assessing a crab

Science and our fishers agree: crab populations in trouble

As fishing pressure has increased in recent years and our Nations’ catches of Dungeness crab have declined, our people have become concerned about the state of this food resource in our territories. Our Watchmen have assembled the most comprehensive scientific dataset available on central coast crab…