Written by Jen Finn
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Crab boats returned to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco Thursday, with the first Dungeness crab of the 2012 season. The haul was brought to restaurants early in the afternoon.
A fisherman, who did not give his name, told KCBS the crabs look healthy and strong, with the quality excellent. The fisherman also expressed a sense of relief.
Last year, a price dispute between the crabbers and the wholesalers meant local Dungeness crab was not available until after Thanksgiving.
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