A bill that would allow for the commercial crawfish harvest on the California side of Lake Tahoe took a step forward this week.
California Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, announced Thursday that Assembly Bill 165, which would allow the harvest, passed the assembly.
“There will be many benefits to allowing for commercial fishing of crayfish in the Lake Tahoe region. First, reducing the number of invasive crayfish will help the purity of the lake,” according to a statement from Gaines. “Secondly, businesses can benefit by the sale of the crayfish, having a positive impact on the local economy while supporting local products.”
Nevada has permitted commercial crawfishing at Lake Tahoe since last summer.