Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:24 PM by Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The beginning of the commercial crab season along a stretch of the Central and Northern California coast is set to get underway after fishermen and processors reached an agreement on the price of crab.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/RUVhMZ ) that fishermen and processors have agreed that fishermen will get $3 a pound this season for Dungeness crab.
The deal comes after a stalemate last year over the price delayed the commercial season until after Thanksgiving.
The newspaper says with fishermen going out Wednesday morning to set their crab pots, some crab could be in stores as early as Saturday.
The season opens this week for an area along the California coast from Morro Bay to the Gualala River near Point Arena.
The opening of the coast north of Point Arena, through Oregon and Washington, has been delayed by at least two weeks.
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