Season’s first haul of Dungeness crab finally arrives

It’s time to get cracking.

Boats returned to Bay Area ports Wednesday with the first Dungeness crab haul of the season — after two months of delays. The Crown Royal was the first to arrive at San Francisco’s Pier 45, pulling in at 3:30 p.m. with a hefty load.

California’s traditional Nov. 15 season start first had been postponed to keep migrating whales from getting tangled in fishing lines, then was delayed by price negotiations between fleets and wholesalers.

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Crab should be available at some S.F. and Half Moon Bay piers on Thursday and make it to Bay Area markets by Friday and Saturday, fishing associations say.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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