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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    Quote Originally Posted by lukeduke View Post
    Havent seen that before. Please update after you hear back.
    Still waiting for contact from the Capt. in Eureka 1/18/2019

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    Thumbs down Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    I've seen people take 1, but never both. That's messed up.

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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    I saw the same thing in Bodega Bay last week. Found two crabs with zero claws, and a few more with just one. Could it be a natural occurrence? I haven't crabbed enough to offer and an opinion.

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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    I just got back from Crescent city and we pulled 4 limits two of the days I was there and had extras that we threw out. I didn’t notice any missing both claws, but a few missing one claw. This was all inside the harbor.
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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    Havent seen that before. Please update after you hear back.

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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    Contacted CDFW in Eureka message left on voice machine 8:08 A:M 12/12 too Capt .in charge waiting for call back.

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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    I think it might be that they heard about Jonas / Stone crab claw collecting. They don't know / care that taking both claws will leave the crab with no way to feed them selves.
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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    Quote Originally Posted by AnglingWes View Post
    Why? Is there a reason, or just stupidity?
    People seem to think its legal

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    Re: Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    Quote Originally Posted by Taiki View Post
    Some people are taking the pinchers off the male crabs and putting them back in the ocean Found two out of eight today.
    Why? Is there a reason, or just stupidity?

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    Angry Crescent City crab missing pinchers

    Some people are taking the pinchers off the male crabs and putting them back in the ocean Found two out of eight today.

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