Sonoma County Coastline Finally Opens Up for Crab Fishermen

In this photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, Michael Bair, of Lexington, Ky., holds an imported Dungeness crab from the Northwest at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. The wharf typically bustles this time of year as dozens of crab fisherman prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals. But crab pots are sitting empty on docks, boats are idled and fishermen are anxiously waiting for authorities to open the lucrative Dungeness crab season. Crab from the Northwest and Alaska can still be found in many restaurants and stores, including the wharf, and health officials say that crab is safe to eat. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Finally, some good news for North Bay crab fishermen….and consumers! The fishing area has been extended, starting tomorrow. P.D. reports that fish and wildlife officials now say it is safe to each crab caught from Point Reyes to Salt Point. State Health Department says there is no longer a significant threat from domoic acid in those area.