Dungeness Crab Strike Continues on West Coast
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 3, 2016
Crabbers from San Francisco to Washington remain tied up over a price dispute with processors, according to several news sources.
The Humboldt Fishermen's Marketing Association's press release on Monday, Jan. 2, said fishermen planned to have a coastwide conference call to discuss the re-establishment of $3 a pound ex-vessel price for Dungeness crab. As of Tuesday, no agreement had been reached.
The HFMA said one processor reduced the price paid to fishermen from $3 to $2.75 a pound on Dec. 26, 2016, at a time when some areas of California, Oregon and Washington were set to open to crab fishing. However, state-supervised price negotiations in Oregon on Dec. 27 failed to result in an agreement between Oregon fishermen's marketing associations and multiple processors.
Generally, the price of crab rises as the crustaceans hit the market and supply shrinks after ...
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