Crab fishing begins off Oregon and Washington next week

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A stack of imported Dungeness crabs are shown for sale as people eat them in the background at Fisherman's Wharf Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in San Francisco.
A stack of imported Dungeness crabs are shown for sale as people eat them in the background at Fisherman's Wharf Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in San Francisco.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- You might soon find fresh crab at your local grocery store as crab fishermen will soon return to the waters off the Pacific Northwest.

Dungeness crab season never started from southern California to Canada, because of high levels of a toxin dangerous to humans. Recent tests show lower levels of the toxin in crabs, caught off Oregon and Washington. Fishing begins next week.

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