Commercial crab season opens under new law

Bay Area fishermen are gearing up for the start of the commercial crab season. They could start hauling them in as early as Friday.
November 15, 2013 12:23:10 PM PST
The first haul of the commercial crab season should start arriving at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco Friday.

Crabbers began pulling their traps at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

New regulations cap the number of traps a boater can set at 500. It's intended to give smaller operators a chance for a good haul.

Fisherman will get $3 a pound for their catch.

And you'll likely pay between $5.50 and $6.50 per pound for fresh crab at local retailers.