I am not trying to stir anyone up or start a comm vs. rec contentious/bashing thread. I am a rec crabber/fisherman and I have never posted an anti-commercial comment on Tidalfish.
I ask these questions because I really wonder, and I have no idea the answers to these questions.
How much do you get for a bushel of females at the dock?
How does that compare to No. 1 and 2 males?
Does the dockside price vary throughout the season--does it drop to a low or very low level later in the season when the market may be flooded by females?
Is the money you get for females a "significant" part of your crabbing income?
I sincerely appreciate any and all responses, and I request that we try to keep this thread focused on the questions.