As it rains, the California blue crab fishery gets more serious.
On Saturday, the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a statewide advisory for the crab fisheries, warning the waters could get wet and unpredictable as the season approaches.
But this year’s crab season has been pretty successful.
According to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, California’s crab population has increased from 3,500 to 4,800 since November.
The crab industry’s biggest catch was caught by the California-based Crab Brothers company in March.
Since then, the company’s crab has been caught in nine California counties, with three more in the works.
Crab farms also have been able to take advantage of the state crab season, which begins on Tuesday and runs through Saturday.
Crab growers and processors have been getting lots of help from the state Department of Agriculture.
In April, the agency awarded a contract worth $7.2 million to Crab Brothers, and the crab harvest has been up.
The agency also awarded $1 million in crab incentives for the next two months.
And the Department will offer $500,000 in crab-related grants to the industry.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has also been helping out.
The department is providing food for crab farms, as well as the crabs that are caught by these companies.
And it has provided incentives for crab growers and processor companies to get the crabs into the state.
“We’ve been really focused on supporting crab growers, processing companies and their operations in California, and we’re doing that with this crab season,” said David W. Miller, director of the department’s Crab Business Services.
The company is currently operating in the Bay Area and in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the company.
The Department of Environmental Quality has also put out an alert to help farmers with crabs.
That alert states that crabs are highly sensitive to pollution and that any person who touches one of these animals, even if it’s not their own crab, could become ill.
Miller said the Department is also sending out food packets and hand sanitizer to help crab farmers.
“The crab industry has been extremely cooperative with the department in helping us deal with these issues, and I know that they’re confident in our ability to do so, given the fact that they’ve been very responsive to our calls,” Miller said.
“They’re making a lot of progress on this.”
The Department’s Crab Operations Center in Sacramento has also received a lot more help this year.
The center was previously only open to crab farms and processors, but now includes the crab industry and the department, Miller said, adding that the center is also able to help with crab harvest.
Crab operations and processors can also call the department for advice, and some crab farmers have even hired private contractors to help.
Miller also noted that the Department has also expanded the scope of its efforts.
“These are not the only things that are happening in the crab business, so they are doing all sorts of things.
But we’re also working with the farmers and processors to help them with their business,” Miller added.
“If you’re going to be an operation or a processor, you need to understand the rules and regulations and the regulations, and those are the rules that we’re going after.
And we’re really focused and committed to working with all of these people, so that’s why we’re so successful in our effort to help the industry.”
If you want to know more about the crab season and how to prepare for it, go to http://www.cbsnews.com/programs/blue-crab-fishing/news/2017/02/07/march-is-the-new-season-in-california/ and http://abcnews.go.com/_/article/news?id=3059089.
For more information on the state of the crab fishing industry, go here: http://southern.state.ca.us/fish/index.html#page=10