Friday, November 6, 2015

Crab season in California delayed as health officials warn of seafood toxins

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Crab season is supposed to start soon — but if you're in California, you'll have to wait a little longer. Those delicious crab legs could be poisonous

The California Fish and Game Commission voted Thursday to delay opening of the crab-fishing season. The reason? An algae bloom that has covered crabs in a toxin that could be fatal if consumed

The vote comes two days after the California Department of Public Health advised consumers to steer clear of Dungeness crabs caught between the Oregon border and the southern Santa Barbara County line "due to the detection of dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally-occurring toxin." Oregon has issued a separate advisory for its southern coast. Read more...

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