The Dungeness crab season off Oregon, Washington and California will remain closed until at least Dec. 31, fishery managers announced Wednesday.

The fishery traditionally opens on Dec. 1, but rarely over the past decade has it opened on time.

On Nov. 18, regulators announced they were delaying the start of the 2022/2023 coastwide Dungeness season until Dec. 15.

A second round of pre-season testing shows crab remain are too low in meat yield in some areas.