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Posted by on July 29, 2004 at 16:51:33:

California Department of Fish and Game
Marine Region News Alert

The following is a News Alert for all recreational ocean sport fishermen concerning abalone, Dungeness crab and bottom fish:

DUNGENESS CRAB

What: The sport fishery for Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is closing in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties.

When: The fishery will be closed from July 31 through Nov. 26, 2004

Additional information: The sport fishery for Dungeness crab will re-open in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties on November 27, 2004. Go to www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/fishing_map.html for more details.

ABALONE

What: The sport fishery for red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) is re-opening north of the Golden Gate Bridge

When: The fishery will re-open on August 1, and will stay open through Nov. 30, 2004.

Additional information: The sport fishery for red abalone will close on Dec. 1, 2004. Go to www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/fishing_map.html for more details.

BOTTOMFISH

What: The sport fishery for federally managed bottom fish, including rockfish, lingcod, greenlings (rock and kelp), cabezon, and other federally managed groundfish species, re-opens for boat-based anglers . Shore-based anglers and divers may continue to fish for these species.

Where: From 4010" North latitude (near Cape Mendocino in Humboldt county) to Point Conception (Santa Barbara county).

When: The fishery will re-open on August 1.

Additional information: Check the 2004 California Freshwater and Ocean Sport Fishing Regulation Supplement for depth restrictions and other area-specific regulations (Also see the Bottomfishing Regulations Summary Tables available online at www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/bfregs2004.html). Go to www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/fishing_map.html for more details.



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