The crab season has officially opened in California but it does come with some restrictions.

It's been lifted in some parts of the state to our south, but there's no such luck for residents and fisherman along the Monterey Bay.

At the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard, crab fishing boats remain tied up at the docks. "The season's already half gone from the best months," Harbor Boatyard's Bob Obert said.

For Obert, it's a challenging time for him and his family. "It's a tough industry to make money in, 'cause it's such hard work and the weather's so unpredictable," he said.

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