SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The boats are lining up along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco with full loads of Dungeness crab, as the crab season is off to a strong start.

The cranes near the dock have been unloading all of the Dungeness crab, with some of the boats reporting impressive hauls.

“We came in with 52,000 pounds, which is good,” said one fisherman. “We did really well.”

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

Boats all along the Northern California coast have been reporting loads in excess of 30,000 pounds, a dramatic departure from the rather small loads over the last few years.

The full boats have been keeping dock workers busy all week.

“The guys that were here before, we’re just relieving them. They worked 36 hours straight,” said one dock worker.

The commercial crab season started on Tuesday and some fishermen said they brought in as many crabs on the first day this year as they did all of last season.

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Comments (2)
  1. Jim says:

    Hopefully this next salmon season is like this years crab season.

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