SAN RAFAEL (CBS/AP) — 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 crab season began Friday, but high winds have prevented many crabbers from heading out to sea to pull their traps from the ocean floor.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find Appointments
Industry officials don’t expect much crab to land before Sunday.READ MORE: Armed Bike Thieves Targeting Cyclists in the East Bay Hills
The good news for crab lovers is that sport fishermen who started the recreational season two weeks earlier say this year’s catch is looking robust.
This season is the first under a new state law that limits the number of traps fishermen can carry on their boats. The law is aimed at helping small-boat crabbers a chance to compete with larger boats, mostly from Oregon and Washington.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among Fully Vaccinated
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