San Francisco crab season kicks off today with limitations

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- You'll soon see fresh, local crab at the grocery store.

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California's commercial Dungeness crab season began today with a limitation.

Crabbing is not allowed along a 60 mile stretch of the Marin and Sonoma County coastline due to high levels of poentially deadly toxin.

That same toxin led to a delay last year of crab season.

Seafood markets in the Bay Area are expected to have local crab for sale starting Wednesday.

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