Anticipation of the Local Dungeness Crab Season

The moment we begin to see stacks of crab pots lining the piers the anticipation of the local Dungeness Crab Season begins. In fact, the season is 4 weeks away. Each day we see more and more stacks of crab pots. The fishermen are making repairs on the pots and deciding what bait they will fill the bait jars with. I see more and more of them congregating in the coffee shops. This is when sometimes a “buyer” becomes the enemy. They start to think about how much money they should get for “their crabs”. As a buyer, we have to look at the global economics. What can the market bear? Are people buying crabs? What forms of crabs are moving? Live? Cooked? We look forward to the hard work it takes to bring delicious Dungeness Crabs to each and everyone’s plates. See you soon!