Seafood lovers and California's commercial fishermen received good news Thursday as tests revealed dropping levels of the dangerous neurotoxin that has temporarily delayed the state's crab season.
Dungeness crab caught and surveyed from the San Francisco Bay, Half Moon Bay and Morro Bay were found to have safe levels for domoic acid, according to test results from the California Department of Public Health.
Toxic levels of domoic acid found in Dungeness crab and other species like sardines and mussels prompted the unprecedented delay of California's commercial crab season. State officials suspended the start of the commercial Dungeness crab season - which was to open Nov. 15 - on Nov. 5 for the first time in the state's history, after testing crab from nine California ports.
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