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Slow crawl for crab: Seasonal delays stifle coastal economy

Price strikes, delays and poor weather have plagued the 2017-18 Dungeness crab season from the start. Roughly four weeks into the season, landings for the non-tribal coastal crab fishery in Washington were 5,574,792 pounds, only about 60 percent of the total catch during the first weeks of 2016-17 season. “It’s clear this season we are behind,” Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said upon seeing the first official numbers of the season on Friday, Feb 16. >click to read<12:35

Lobster catches on P.E.I. down about 40 percent

The president of the says lobster catches continue to be down dramatically this spring compared to last year.  Mike McGeoghegan blames poor weather and cold water temperatures. “I’d say the catches are down by about forty percent just because of the temperature,” said McGeoghegan. Read more here  14:12