Crab Fishermen Splash Pots In California

Fresh Dungeness crab will be available by Thanksgiving!

Commercial crab fisherman at Pillar Point Harbor on the coast will set their first pots today as the commercial Dungeness crab season officially starts Thursday.

There are no delays to the season this year as there was last year as fishermen and buyers agreed to a price early this season, said fisherman Jim Anderson, captain of the Allaine.

Fresh Dungeness will be sold on the dock for $3 a pound, Anderson said.

Anderson said there are less boats coming from Northern California and Oregon this season and that this year’s haul will not be as great as last year’s.

“There’s not the crab we had last year,” Anderson said.

However, there should be fresh Dungeness available on Thanksgiving Day, he said.

Anderson plans to set pots at about 6 a.m. today and pull the pots just after midnight tonight to sell on the docks Thursday.

via Dungeness on the way.

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