Bodega Bay Crabbers Delay Friday Opener to Avoid Whales

11/22/2019 - By Kirk Moore. Bodega Bay crabbers made an unprecedented decision to hold back from Friday‚Äôs scheduled Dungeness season opener, to avoid potential encounters with humpback whales gathered off the California coast. The fishery was marred by gear entanglements in the 2015-2016 season, and tightened state oversight could severely curtail this… SEE MORE