Late Starts, Fewer Crabs Mean Early Ending for Many Dungeness Crabbers This Season
A number of Dungeness crabbers from Washington to California are calling this year's crab season a day. Lower landings than expected forced many to pull in their gear and move on.
The bulk of the Dungeness crab are harvested within the first six weeks of the season. Central California fishermen were delayed until mid-December; northern California, Oregon and Washington primary seasons opened over the New Year.
So far, very preliminary statistics from state agencies reveal a season slightly different ...
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