SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --Officials announced today Dungeness crab season officially opened after the price for local crab was set at $2.90.
Finally! SF crab fishermen rush out to set their traps. Price set at $2.90/lb. Expect to eat local crab by Friday. pic.twitter.com/er9Yi77AHD— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) March 29, 2016
Officials said crab fishermen are rushing out to set their traps. However, the trip is a four-hour journey, so they will not be able to bring any crabs back to the Bay Area right away.
WATCH VIDEO: Local Dungeness crab tested for quality to determine price
The earliest crab may be for sale is on Friday.
Earlier today, crab fisherman took part in a closed-door meeting where officials set the price for crab.
A dangerous neurotoxin in the crab was to blame for California's crab season delay. Even after samples were below alert levels in recent weeks, public health agencies recommended people not eat the internal organs of the crab known as butter or guts.
WATCH VIDEO: Fishermen ready for opening of Bay Area commercial crab season
WATCH VIDEO: Crab fishermen prepare for long overdue season to start