The Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday announced it had lifted the ban on recreational Dungeness crab fishing south of Point Reyes in Marin County after state health officials said Dungeness crab caught along the coast no longer pose a “significant human health risk,” though commercial fishing for the Bay Area favorite remains closed.
The C.A. Thayer will return to Hyde Street Pier later this month, where park staff will completely rig the vessel. The newly-masted schooner will be honored at the park’s 2016 Festival of the Sea, a free, all-day public event scheduled for Saturday, August 20.
In the City by the Bay, people can’t get much closer to an authentic San Francisco experience than historic Fisherman’s Wharf. “It’s just different, something we hadn't seen before,” said David Gill, a tourist visiting from New Zealand. “It’s eclectic”.