Public comment sought on proposed changes to Dungeness crab regulations

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is opening a public comment period for changes to regulations regarding the Dungeness crab trap limit program.

The changes reduce fees associated with the appeal process as required by recent legislation and eliminate processing fees for buoy tag replacement affidavits.

Website access to all information regarding all Notices of the Dungeness Crab Trap Program can be found at:

Materials regarding this proposal can be found at:

Any interested person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to Department of Fish and Wildlife. All written comments must be received by DFW at the following office no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2013. All written comments must include the true name and mailing address of the commenter.

Written comments may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail, to: Department of Fish and Wildlife_Marine Region_Christy Juhasz, Environmental Scientist_5355 Skylane Blvd., Ste. B, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; fax: (707) 576-7132_; email:

Comments received by the due date will be considered before the regulations are adopted.

Questions about the regulations should be directed to Christy Juhasz, Environmental Scientist at (707) 576-2887 or