Dungeness Crab Task Force Meeting #16 – April 23, 2024

Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Call-in option: (669) 900 6833 | Meeting ID: 891 9789 5355
Web option: Zoom

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Meeting Goal

  • For the DCTF membership to learn about, discuss, and potentially provide written comments to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on their revised Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) regulations for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery as part of the 45-day public comment period.


Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1. Welcome, introductions, and agenda review.

2. Public comment on non-agenda items.

3. Presentation and discussion on the proposed regulatory changes to RAMP, including, but not limited to, addressing marine life entanglements in the Dungeness crab fishery, how the draft amendments would impact the commercial Dungeness crab fishery, CDFW’s implementation timeline, clarifications, alignment of the draft regulations with Incidental Take Permit needs, etc.

ACTION: Consideration and possible development of recommendations related to management actions that could be responsive to marine life entanglement risk and written comments related to the proposed revisions of the RAMP regulations to be submitted prior to CDFW’s written public comment period deadline of no later than May 21, 2024.

4. Adjourn



Agenda items and related action items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the DCTF Administrative Team. Every effort will be made to address all items on the agenda. However, the DCTF may postpone certain discussions or actions due to time limitations or the need to revisit topics with their constituents before moving an item forward.

Public Participation and Comment: Members of the public will be invited to provide comment following each agenda item. Additional information about providing public comment is available online. To request an item to be added to a future meeting agenda, please review the guidelines online.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to info@dungenesscrabtaskforce.com or 714-330-7976. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this DCTF meeting should contact Rachelle Fisher (rachelle@strategicearth.com or or 714-330-7976) no later than five days prior to the meeting.

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Categories: Dungeness Crab Task Force, Other Public Meetings, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems