dungeness crabThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) updated recreational and Commercial Dungeness Crab fishers on Dec. 1: crab fisheries continue to remain closed due to continued high levels of the neurotoxin domoic acid found in crab samples from California ports. The CDFW updated their website results for domoic acid sampling as of Dec. 3, 2015 with no change in results.

A few stats:

Emeryville Sportfishing’s annual catch for 2015 is 264 Dungeness crab compared with 2014’s catch of 16,420 (i.6%) and 2013’s catch of 19,017 (1.4%).

Emeryville Sportfishing sent out 36 Anglers in three boats on Dec. 5 and brought back a catch of 360 Rockfish, and 47 Lingcod. Their total catch for the month of Nov.: 1,288 Lingcod, 7,985 Rockfish, 543 Pacific Macerel, 1,475 Sandab, 8 Pacific Bonito and 5 Cabezon. That’s a lot of fish for recreational fishermen, though sadly lacking any Dungeness crab.

Emeryville Sportfishing is located in the Emeryville Marina at 3310 Powell Street in Emeryville, CA off Highway 80.  For printable driving directions from your location to Emeryville Sportfishing follow this link. You can reserve a boat now at 510-654-6040.