Commercial fishermen on the North Coast of California are getting ready for the start of Dungeness crab season.
Bay Area crab fisherman expect to rebound after being docked for about a week from the stormy weather around Christmas time.
Crab fishing boats sat idle at Fisherman’s Wharf Thursday as crab boats in San Francisco, Bodega Bay and Half Moon Bay stayed at the dock because of a threat to cut Dungeness prices.
Crab boats returned to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco Thursday, with the first Dungeness crab of the 2012 season. The haul was brought to restaurants early in the afternoon.
The crab season has finally arrived, but local fishermen say the initial catch is down from last year’s record-setting harvest.
The Bay Area is seeing one of its best crab seasons in years, but the initial rush has one state legislator looking to set limits on the number of traps allowed.
Crab season is in full swing, and at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco Thursday, chefs were paired with local celebrities in a crab cracking contest for charity.
Professional crab fishermen say a deadly fishing boat accident near Bodega Bay should serve as a lesson that recreational boaters should check the weather before going out.
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.
Dungeness crab season is finally under way, after a two-day delay to test the quality of this season’s catch.