"We've had chamber-of-commerce weather. That's not good for crabs."
Two days into Florida's stone crab season it already looks grim. Few crabs plus huge demand equals stratospheric prices.
For now retail prices may hover around $15 per pound for mediums, $30 per pound for jumbos, said Tommy Shook, general manager of Frenchy's Seafood. In a good year, mediums might start out around $8 pounds, jumbos $20.
Why? It's a perfect storm.
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