Westport Crab Fisherman

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Hi All:

A few years ago I knew a couple commercial crabbers who would sell live crab for cash right off their boats but I lost their phone numbers. This year with the Covid and lack of off shore sales I would hope more crabbers would be selling off their boats. Do any of you have any contacts you could share for buying off the boats?

Thank You:

James
 
West port docks have recently had crabs sold off the dock, did something change very recently?
 
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I don't believe the ocean commercial season is open yet. The fisherman need to sell there crab to pay bills. If the Asian market is closed they need that income.
 

EPS

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Yep something has changed the crab season has been delayed all the way up and down the west coast for crab.
Because of all different things such as California because whales .
OR AND WA because of different things .
Molting crab soft crab SO ON AND SO ON.
I don't think they're going to open until December 1 .
I know california is closed until December 15.
 

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Yep something has changed the crab season has been delayed all the way up and down the west coast for crab.
Because of all different things such as California because whales .
OR AND WA because of different things .
Molting crab soft crab SO ON AND SO ON.
I don't think they're going to open until December 1 .
I know california is closed until December 15.
Supposedly there was a joint decision up and down the coast to delay the season until 12.16... the PNW was domoic acid levels. But apparently recreational crabbing is fine? :s0092:
 

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Supposedly there was a joint decision up and down the coast to delay the season until 12.16... the PNW was domoic acid levels. But apparently recreational crabbing is fine? :s0092:
They say it's not the acid it's soft crab from what I hear.
From the family and friends that crab for a living.
Yes sport crab fishing is open.
But he was asking about buying crab off the boats .
 

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I know California is closed because of Whales.
Lol the whales get tangled in the crab pot line.
And if there is more than three whale intanglements this year.
California will close the crab fishing for 3 years.
 

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