Fishermen to give crab season more ti...

Fishermen to give crab season more time: Industry looks for delay to allow crabs time to fatten up

There are 22 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Nov 30, 2010, titled Fishermen to give crab season more time: Industry looks for delay to allow crabs time to fatten up. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

The West Coast fishing industry is struggling to decide when to start plundering the expectedly abundant stocks of Dungeness crab offshore, threatening to prolong a likely delay for another two weeks.

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vegan

Eureka, CA

#1 Nov 30, 2010
keep it closed!

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#2 Nov 30, 2010
vegan wrote:
keep it closed!
Why do you wish to deprive people of work and of a natural resource? Because you have chosen a non-traditional diet? What if someone decided to make everyone eat flesh, would you not find that unacceptable? Human dentition show that as critters we are omnivores, that crave flesh.

Fishermen, are you at least doing what the SF fisherman did, pulling some crabs and sending them to the lab? I will have Crab this weekend, but from SF, so someone else gets the money.
Spongebob

San Francisco, CA

#3 Nov 30, 2010
Just be honest, this is about price per pound to the fishermen....nothing more, nothing less, it happens every year and will continue to happen.............
Idea

Whitethorn, CA

#4 Nov 30, 2010
If everyone were vegan we would have to pough wild places. Organic soya beans are being grown in third world countries that are devastating rain forests and losing 100% of the habitat. Crabbers leave most of the habitat alone fishing sandy bottoms and bringing wild organic protein with the least impact to the planet.
Frankie Steiner

Emeryville, CA

#5 Nov 30, 2010
Idea wrote:
Organic soya beans are being grown in third world countries that are devastating rain forests and losing 100% of the habitat.
Also Palm Oil Plantations. They are burning down forests in Indonesia and Malaysia for planting Palm Oil Trees.

And people are literally dying there from the smoke sometimes.

The resulting coconut fiber (hulls) are ground up and marketed as an "organic" and "sustainable" product for the Nursery industry (soil mixes, hydroponic substrate).
DrPhil

Whitethorn, CA

#6 Nov 30, 2010
Thank you Mr. Driscoll for using the correct verb "plundering" to describe this activity instead of the more common, though misleading verb "harvesting".
NorthCoastRogue

Crescent City, CA

#7 Nov 30, 2010
Its too bad the our local dungeness crab fishery is so misunderstood by so many, especially the locals. I wish folks would educate themselves about the sustainability of the fishery.
As for not eating them because it's 'mean', that debate will go on forever so its best not even to comment.
tasty

Eureka, CA

#8 Nov 30, 2010
I would rather have the fishermen get a good price for a good product. I can wait 2 more weeks for crab.

Since: Oct 10

Eureka,Ca.

#9 Nov 30, 2010
tasty wrote:
I would rather have the fishermen get a good price for a good product. I can wait 2 more weeks for crab.
AMEN, AGREE TOTALLY! Not only do I want to see the fisherman get a good price I want to eat GOOD crab, not something with little meat in it. Also if the crab fill out the total weight the fisherman get will be higher therefore they will make more money and heaven knows they could use some good news.
nomo nomo

San Ramon, CA

#10 Nov 30, 2010
http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/Seafood...

D. Crab is a "best choice" on the sustainable fisheries chart from our friends in Monterey
Star Fleet Sci Officer

Eureka, CA

#11 Nov 30, 2010
Vegan culture is not environmentally friendly due to the amount of water and resources to sustain the amount of caloric intact for health. Therefore it is illogical to deviate from an evolutionary process that allows our bioflora, salivary glands, stomach acids, and gastrointestinal structure which deems us as highly efficient ominivores. Guilt due to a lack of scientific education will not change the course of evolution.

In addition, D. crabs are a sustainable system.
Make it so!
Gal

Redding, CA

#12 Nov 30, 2010
Crabs are a bottom feeder not allowed by god to be eaten.
A-NONY-MOUSE

Arcata, CA

#13 Nov 30, 2010
are you guys ready? we can't afford to stock the oceans just to keep fishermen happy. if we don't stock them there isn't anything to pull out of it. human sperm into a clam for jellies isn't natural selection. how did it get out there?
anyway organic chicken takes 12 weeeks commercial chicken takes 6 weeks. this years crab i assure you, is not organic. we're running a little late.
i want a fish house every 200-300 miles or so and at least every metro area.
oh yeah...tell me how the wasp gets into the salmon for the tuna?
get ready. i don't want to leave you hangin.
Eureka Businessman

San Jose, CA

#14 Nov 30, 2010
A-NONY-MOUSE wrote:
are you guys ready? we can't afford to stock the oceans just to keep fishermen happy. if we don't stock them there isn't anything to pull out of it. human sperm into a clam for jellies isn't natural selection. how did it get out there?
anyway organic chicken takes 12 weeeks commercial chicken takes 6 weeks. this years crab i assure you, is not organic. we're running a little late.
i want a fish house every 200-300 miles or so and at least every metro area.
oh yeah...tell me how the wasp gets into the salmon for the tuna?
get ready. i don't want to leave you hangin.
I usually do not comment but...this is by far the worst comment I have ever read. Certainly got a good laugh out of it. Jokes on me if this is a complete joke(I hope it is) Crab not organic? Really? Thats awesome...keep smoking brother.
Frankie Steiner

Emeryville, CA

#15 Nov 30, 2010
Gal wrote:
Crabs are a bottom feeder not allowed by god to be eaten.
Well!
I guess all the Attorneys are relieved...
Keep it local

Georgetown, TX

#16 Nov 30, 2010
Keep it local!
Buy from the docks, not from Pacific Choice!
Support the guys risking their lives for your dinner, not the corporate middleman.
BUY IT FROM THE GUY WHO CAUGHT IT!

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#17 Nov 30, 2010
Keep it local wrote:
Keep it local!
Buy from the docks, not from Pacific Choice!
Support the guys risking their lives for your dinner, not the corporate middleman.
BUY IT FROM THE GUY WHO CAUGHT IT!
Great plan. Now how? Mr Fish and Crabby Tom upcharge. Where does the pricing come from, and how to figure out the cooking if I went to this dock? More info and fewer caps. Thanks
crab claw

Eureka, CA

#18 Nov 30, 2010
This string was enjoyable reading. Some comments were from some crabby people. Some of the logic was a little fishy. The vegan's comment, if you think about it, was somewhat meaty. And Frankie Steiner's comment about attornies being relieved that crabs are bottom feeders not allowed by God (it's supposed to be capitalized)to be eaten???????? That's a weird comment. I know some attornies that are better bottom feeders than any crab in the sea. And Mr. Fish and Crabby Tom charging for their work in getting the crab, cooking it and selling the ready to eat product to the public? How un-American. If they're not careful, they might make a buck unless they're just playing a shell game.
Frankie Steiner

Emeryville, CA

#19 Nov 30, 2010
crab claw wrote:
And Frankie Steiner's comment about attornies being relieved that crabs are bottom feeders not allowed by God (it's supposed to be capitalized)to be eaten???????? That's a weird comment. I know some attornies that are better bottom feeders than any crab in the sea.
Glad to see you finally got the joke.
And who says that "god" should be capitalized?
crabby patties

Eureka, CA

#20 Nov 30, 2010
okay so where on the dock do I buy the fresh crab? Also, what is the etiquette for crab buying? Do I need to bring a container for them? Am I going to have to haggle about the cost? Someone respond with experience buying off the docks please. I'm more than wiling to travel down there. I'll admit I like to buy fresh things but I end up getting fish at Mr. fish.

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