The crab fishery will begin on Sunday after being delayed by ice and wind.
The snow crab fishery will open just after midnight on Sunday in Area 12.
Many of the boats also fish lobster.
The lobster fishing season begins Monday.
The snow crab fishers will set their gear and return home to set lobster traps on Monday.
The quota for the crab fishery has dropped to 57-thousand pounds this year. It was 107-thousand pounds last year.
Carter Hutt, President of the PEI Snow Crab Fishermen’s Association, is expecting the price to be $5 a pound as it was last year for crab.