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An uptick in the cases of domoic acid poisoning in California sea lions found on the coast of San Luis Obispo County has been reported by The Marine Mammal Center.
While it still might be a long-time coming, commercial crab fishermen could eventually receive federal disaster relief money for last year's aborted season.
Members of a striking crab fishers' association in Northern California met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the ongoing work stoppage.
The commercial Dungeness crab fishery will open as scheduled next month because the levels of domoic acid in the crabs are low enough that eating them does not pose a health risk.
The upcoming Dungeness crab season appears to be headed in a good direction, according to the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The California Department of Public Health on Thursday lifted the health advisory for Dungeness crabs for all areas south of Point Reyes.
A health advisory for Dungeness and rock crab has been lifted for the Santa Barbara County coast and most of the San Luis Obispo County.
Toxic algae blooms that have been blamed for the indefinite postponement of this year's Dungeness crab season could only get worse, a conservation group warned.
Locally-caught Dungeness crab is off the menu until further notice amid fears over neurotoxin levels.
The start of recreational crab season has been delayed just days before its scheduled start.