Local Assistance: Mayor Announces Emergency Aid To Local Crab Industry

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
News - Crab Boats

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an emergency relief plan for the local crab and fish industry affected by the delay of the local Dungeness crab season in California caused by the presence of domoic acid. The Port of San Francisco’s Crab Industry Relief Plan would waive fees and rents for a three month period for the berthing, storage and leasing for commercial crab boat owners and fish receivers, and through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the City will provide customized business assistance to the Port’s local commercial crab fishermen and receivers.

“San Francisco’s Dungeness crab is known around the world, and the delay of crab season has taken a substantial toll on the livelihood of the men and women in the local commercial crab industry,” said Mayor Lee. “This plan will mitigate the economic impact to the small businesses who depend on the crab industry for income and will help families during this time of crisis.