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Consider the Crab

Published Tuesday July 26


Photo: Modernluxury

The story of the scurrying, scuttling, scampering year California’s Dungeness crab industry almost cracked apart .

Lori French, the daughter-in-law of a crab fisherman, the wife of another, and the mother of a 3rd placed 2 big bowls on a table. The one labeled “California” Saturday empty. The other, reading “Oregon,” was filled to the brim with bright-lavender-and-orange Dungeness crabs.

It was early Feb the night before the annual hearing of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture at the state capitol, and French, who’s the president of a nonprofit called Central Coast Women for Fisheries, had organized a banquet that was part festive crab feed, part bare-knuckled lobbying effort.

Article length: About 4030 words.
Tags: Santa Cruz Mountains
Read more at Modernluxury

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