California Dungeness Crab Season Opener Good for Holiday Sales
The California Dungeness crab season opening was a mixed bag of good sales and high ex-vessel prices.
Fishermen reported an opening price of $3.50 a pound -- one of the highest opening prices on record -- but that price may have been a little bit lower at the very beginning but quickly rose. Preliminary data from the Pacific Fish Information Network (PacFIN) shows the average ex-vessel price for Dungeness crab in California in November was $3.38 per pound. In November 2017, the average price was $3.03 per pound.
Landings are down from last year, however. Crabbers in November delivered 3.14 million ...
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