Dungeness Crab Season is here – How do I know?

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You might think I know it is crab season from all the fresh crab for sale in the market.

More poignantly, I know it is crab season because of all the ropes, buoys, broken bits of buoys, bait jars, bleach jugs, crab traps and other trash put in the sea by crab fishermen that washes up on beaches all along the coast in California.

All the trash deposited on our beaches and in the sea as they extract profit from the ocean.

And none of them will help clean it up.

And the California Fish & Game Commission and California Department of Fish & Wildlife does what to correct this behavior?

Nothing

Just like we need a carbon tax (fee)

We need a seafood fee.

Crab should cost twice what it does, with half going towards cleaning up the mess made by the fishermen catching it.

Same for oysters, salmon, all seafood.

Everybody wants cheap everything, yet nobody gives a damn about the health of the planet that provides everything.

Instead of throwing science at the problems we’ve created.

How about we get out of the way and let nature solve it?

From Drakes Beach on 22 November, 2018

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From other walks along the beach

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Human trash collected from Point Reyes beaches during six visits

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Commercial crab fishing – why so much trash in the sea?

Crab fisherman on strike for $3 a pound, should hold out for $6! Seafood tax a healthy idea.

1 thought on “Dungeness Crab Season is here – How do I know?

  1. Hi!
    I coordinate trash pick up at The Sea Ranch. Christy at Fish and Wildlife in Santa Rosa sent me a link to your blog. Way to go! I found an identical buoy with the black bird stenciled on it in February! Also writing an article for The Sea Ranch Bulletin on crab buoys. I got interested as I tried to return the buoy to the fisherman. Anyway, I just donated to your efforts and will enjoy following your blog! Thank you!

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