The crab season has finally arrived, but local fishermen say the initial catch is down from last year’s record-setting harvest.
After weeks of haggling over a price, central California crab fishermen and seafood processors have come to an agreement and the 2011 Dungeness season is underway.
Tuesday’s start of the California Dungeness crab season appeared to be in jeopardy, considering buyers and crabbers had – as of Monday morning – not reached an agreement on pricing.
The season for recreational fishermen begins Saturday, when crabbers can begin setting their traps and nets after midnight.
Just in time for November’s lucrative crab season, one of the oldest families in the San Francisco crab and fish wholesale industry is back in business after a 10 month shutdown.
This could be California’s first full salmon fishing season in five years, after new projections from the State Department of Fish and Game show a tripling of the salmon population.
This year’s bumper crop of Dungeness crab have North Coast fishermen capitalizing on the growing market in China. Over half the crab pulled from Bodega and San Francisco Bays is now headed to Asia.
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.
Chances are you know what it tastes like, but there is still a mystery surrounding this particular sea creature. Mary Hagenberg in Black Point asked this Good Question: How did the Dungeness crab get that strange name?
A 60-year-old man died when a crab fishing boat containing four other people capsized Tuesday morning off the Sonoma County coast near Jenner, a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant said.