West Coast crab strike spreads

In a move of solidarity amongst those toiling in the grueling Dungeness crab industry, Bay Area fishermen have officially joined the West Coast strike after their northern comrades were slighted by buyers dropping the price earlier in the week.

Fishermen from Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay, along with those in San Francisco, announced Friday they too wouldn’t venture to sea until a better price is negotiated.

Although locals were still receiving $3 per pound, the fact that others had been offered just $2.75 fueled commercial crabbers to go on strike from Northern California to the Canadian border.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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