Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mixed news on crab supplies

Seafood dealers and restaurants have had trouble stocking live blue crabs this summer in the Chesapeake Bay area, but not because of new problems in the Bay. Louisiana has become a major supplier of blue crabs, but the Deepwater Horizon oil spill interrupted that supply this summer, as this article on details.

It's a different story in Florida, where crab harvests are good after a rainy spring and summer. I find it a bit odd that every article I've found about the blue crab harvest in Florida includes instructions on how to cook them, but you might as well create a market for all the crabs that are caught to keep prices up.

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