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November 16, 2007

Despite worries, Dungeness crab season opens

The Dungeness crab season opened as scheduled Thursday amid health concerns by those who wanted all fishing banned as cleanup continues on last week’s oil spill.

The state announced that only the San Francisco Bay and three miles of Pacific coast, from Point Reyes to San Mateo County, would be off limits to commercial fishing.

It should be noted that a lot of crabbers and fishermen jumped in to help with the oil spill wildlife response: Hear Larry Collins talk about the group’s efforts, he’s a commercial fisherman and president of the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners.

In his own words: NPR report