A common question to us is, “Why are crab prices so high?” It’s a valid question. And it is valid for all kinds of crab. People in general, love to eat crab! It’s delicious.
But we all have to remember, while the crab population remains stable and more or less unchanging, the population of people who want to eat crab is increasing. And if supply of an item is outpaced by increasing demand, the cost of that item goes higher. Maybe one day science can find a way to expand the population of wild crab in the natural ecosystem without causing a catastrophic unbalancing of that system, but until then a growing population in a growing economy will create growing demand for a static supply of crab. And that does mean… the price of crab is higher.