Crabber's Emergency Relief Fund
The California Dungeness Crab season has been closed indefinitely by the Fish and Wildlife on the recommendation by the Dept. of Public Health due to a naturally occurring algae bloom. Dungeness crabbers have been hit hard financially as they make the majority of their incomes between Thanksgiving and New Years. This crab season closure is directly following one of the worst salmon seasons on record. Many commercial fishermen and their crews have run through their savings while the boats remain tied up. The expenses still continue. Central Coast Women for Fisheries has set up this site to collect grocery money for those hit hardest by this closure. Yes, it's that bad. At this time, there are no funds for emergency help from the government. Most commercial fishermen do not qualify for unemployment.
We are asking for any help you may be able to give to help the commercial crabber's buy groceries at this time. All donations will be distributed to Morro Bay, Monterey, Moss Landing, Santa Crua, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Bodega Bay, Fort Bragg, Trinidad, Eureka and Crescent City commercial fishermen in need. The list is growing longer each day.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING, SHARING AND DONATING. THIS IS GIVING SOME HOPE IN A VERY DARK TIME TO MANY FAMILIES!
Please if you have questions or concerns, contact Lori French at email@example.com
Central Coast Women for Fisheries is a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Visit us at www.womenforfish.org
The State Fish and Wildlife has opened the Southern ROCK crab not the Dungeness Crab season. The Dungeness boats are still tied up. We are receiving more messages from different harbors asking for help.
But at the $3,000 level we are able to get groceries out to 30 families. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!