Off-Boat Fish and Crab Sales on the Docks

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Beginning in 2021’s Dungeness crab season, the Port of San Francisco began a pilot program that allowed professional crabbers and anglers to sell Dungeness crabs and other seafood directly to customers, straight off their boats. With crabbing season having been delayed due to marine entanglement risks or algae blooms the past few years, in addition to pandemic slowdowns, crabbers and others employed at sea needed a way to recoup financial losses. Selling directly to customers helps to cut costs, and patrons get the freshest seafood possible. When it’s not crab season (roughly November–April), there are still beauties of the sea available, like King salmon and cod during their respective seasons. Follow the Facebook or Instagram pages to see who is selling what, when, and where.

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