By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 07 April, 2013
The Dungeness crab season that started out looking to be a bust has taken a surprising turn, with crabbers landing close to 17 million pounds in the first 12 weeks of the 8.5-month long season, said Hugh Link, director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission.
The season was twice delayed at the start in December 2012 when crab quality tested low. The season finally got under way on 31 December, but initial reports by fishermen were grim.
Such reports, it turns out, have turned out to be premature.