While the Bay Area’s commercial crab season is already in full swing, fishermen and seafood processors remain deadlocked in a dispute over prices.

Crab fishermen are staying in port, arguing that the $2-per-pound price being offered by seafood processors is too low. But the processors said fishermen’s demands of $2.50-per-pound will price out consumers.

This is hitting many retailers especially hard during Thanksgiving, as thousands of families in the Bay Area have a longstanding tradition of not only filling their tables with turkey and stuffing, but crabs as well.

Many seafood retailers said the dispute is costing them plenty of business.

The recreational crabbing season began in early November.



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