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Sport crabbing in Tomales Bay and across the state opened on Nov. 7, while new rules stemming from a lawsuit over whale entanglements delayed the commercial season until at least Dec. 1. Next year, the new restrictions will likely affect recreational crabbers, too.    David Briggs

Marin commercial crabbers won’t be able to set their traps in time for Thanksgiving this year. It’s the second consecutive year that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has delayed the  opener past the holiday to prevent whale entanglements, reflecting tightened regulations that some fishermen say could have dire consequences for the West Coast fishing . . .

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