Mar and Gar's Adventures

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Not Crabby

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It is really tough this year for the California crabbers. Commercial and recreational crabbing is closed indefinitely due to a toxin in the water. We walked around Crescent City yesterday and saw hundreds and hundreds of crab pots on land or stacked on boats. They are crabbing in Oregon which is only about 15 miles from here. At first that makes no sense, but basically the further north you go the colder the water is so the toxin is not present. Unfortunately all these idle boats can’t crab in Oregon – they are only licensed in California. The crab are probably fine here, but California Fish and Wildlife closed the entire state for now.  


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