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Current live Dungeness crab situation in Half Moon Bay

WCchopper Apr 6, 2010 10:51 PM

There seemed to be plenty at about 4.50 per lb a couple of weekends ago- does anyone know how plentiful they are right now? Any great East Bay sources currently?

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  1. WCchopper Apr 7, 2010 12:38 PM

    Hellooo? Anyone?

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      Ruth Lafler Apr 7, 2010 12:57 PM

      If you want the most current information, you should call the harbor master's office. In the East Bay, you can usually find live crab in Chinatown or in the bigger Asian markets (like 99 Ranch). However, this time of year they're probably not local (you can try asking, of course).

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      adrienne156 Apr 7, 2010 03:32 PM

      I was at Ranch 99 in Richmond last Sunday and the tanks were empty. The previous weekend they were either $5.99 or $6.99 a lb.

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        ernie in berkeley Apr 7, 2010 04:00 PM

        For what it's worth, Hudson Fish stopped setting traps last week because they weren't pulling up enough crabs. They operate out of HMB.

        1. WCchopper Apr 7, 2010 06:20 PM

          Thanks, everyone. I'll try the harbor master. That had not occurred to me.

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