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SF crab boats idle for 6th day in price dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dungeness crab boats in the fishing ports of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay are idle for a sixth day because of a price dispute.

Crab Boat Owners Association president Larry Collins says skippers are meeting Monday morning to discuss the strike that began last Wednesday.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/YSyt5X ) says the strike was called because crabbers learned fish brokers planned to cut prices of fresh crab from a previously agreed $3-a-pound to $2.75 or less because of slowing demand.

A price dispute last year delayed crab fishing by weeks.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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