Tumultuous Dungeness Crab Season Leads to Abundant Supply
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - January 26, 2017
Calling the recent West Coast Dungeness crab landings a glut is too simple. Crab was everywhere: stacked in totes, chilled on vessels, stored in live tanks, cooked and frozen. Processors couldn't keep up.
Deliveries spiked during nice weather immediately after a price settlement of $2.875 a pound between fishermen and processors in early January, when fishermen from California to Washington went fishing all at once. That was before a series of recent storms kept fishermen in, a de facto release valve that let the abundance of supply move through processing and shipping channels.
"I don't know how many pounds (were landed)," ...
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