Are recreational crab traps allowed to be fished once Dungeness crab season ends?

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by California Department of Fish & Wildlife
7-28-2022
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Q: Are recreational crab traps allowed to be fished once Dungeness crab season ends?

A: The Dungeness crab recreational season will close statewide Saturday, July 30. Once the season ends, crab traps to take crabs other than Dungeness are allowed north of Pt. Arguello (Santa Barbara County) to the Oregon state line.

As a reminder, the crab trap rules that went into effect November 1, 2021, would still apply and can be found on this flyer (PDF).

We also have some useful FAQs regarding these new crab trap rules.

Stay tuned in October for notices regarding the use of crab traps prior to the start of the 2022-23 Dungeness crab season currently scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Featured in photo: CDFW Environmental Scientist Ed Roberts.



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