Dungeness Crab Season
Commercial crab fishermen dropped their pots Friday morning, about 18 hours before the official start to the season.
California’s Dungeness crab season is off to a rocky start as rough seas keep many Bay Area fishermen from bringing in their catch.
The commercial season for Dungeness crab along California’s north coast has been delayed a third time, according to the California Department of Fish and Game.
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.
Commercial crab fishermen are gearing up for Thursday’s opening of crab season, with vessels large and small starting to assemble pots at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay and along the Bay Area coast to catch Dungeness crabs.
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.