SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — 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.
Zeke Grader, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, said that the parties agreed Monday to $2.25 a pound.READ MORE: Debate Intensifies Over Reopening JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park to Auto Traffic
The agreement comes after a two-week delay that kept fresh crab off of most Thanksgiving dinner tables.
Now, boats from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay will head out to sea to sink their crab pots.READ MORE: San Jose Congregation Holds Fast Following Racist Easter Zoom-Bombing
After a record catch in 2010, expectations are high for another strong year.
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