It started with Thanksgiving and now it’s Christmas. We really, really thought we were going to be able to enjoy crab this Christmas but it looks like that is not going to happen after all.
Crab season in the Bay Area was supposed to start on December 23rd but wholesale prices are apparently too high and local fleets say until those prices come down, they're not going out. They say they need better wholesale prices in order to justify spending money on gas, gear and labor.
Several local fishers said the conflict could be resolved later this week or right after Christmas, thus allowing fresh crab to land in the Bay Area market in time for New Year’s celebrations.
Emeryville’s Pound the Zone Company sent an email to customers this week stating that they will not be going to Fisherman’s Wharf until the issue is resolved.
Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...