Crab fishermen have negotiated a $3 per pound for wholesale crab to start West Coast Dungeness Season

The kickoff at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning occurred amid choppy waves and windy weather, making it the first of many safety dilemmas to come for fishermen. The usual risks inherent in crab fishing are compounded this year by a lack of information. A weather buoy 20 miles out of Pillar Point Harbor has been malfunctioning for months, leaving boaters reliant on weather data drawn from up near San Francisco. [email protected]  13:08

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