Crab prices put pressure on entire supply chain

You might be feeling the pinch when it comes to everyone’s favorite food in Maryland. Crabs are back in season and prices are on the rise. WBAL-TV 11-News explains why it may take a little longer for prices to drop. As the dinner rush at Pappas Seafood brings another round of crab cake orders, manager James Fowler thinks about how recent crab prices are affecting business. “It’s been a bit difficult. Crab prices are much higher than they normally are,” Fowler said Fowler said prices have gone up 30 to 40 percent. A crab cake here now costs $3-4 more than last year. “Yeah, yeah, a lot of people are a little apprehensive at first, but people love our crab cakes,” Fowler said. The demand is still there, Fowler said, is the main reason these prices are up. As Maryland’s season is just starting to pick up, he said most of their current supply comes from Texas and Louisiana. “If gasoline prices go up, it will have a huge effect on prices. If it’s more expensive for them to catch the crab, it will cost us more to buy them. More expensive for everyone to catch them. buy,” Fowler said. At Pappas, they try everything to get value for money from their current stock of crabs. in fact, this season they introduced this more affordable crab cake, the backfin crab cake and it is indeed delicious.Capt. Rob Newberry, president of the Delmarva Fisheries Association, said gas and equipment could be expensive for skippers fishing crabs this season. “said Newberry. Additional costs could come from crab picking houses in Maryland, many slowing production while waiting to hire more migrant workers. “I just can’t see the general public with the cost of fuel and increase everything, interest rates increase. People are going to be a little more conservative with their money. So it will be market-driven demand. We’ll see,” Newberry said. These are expensive crabs for now. Prices may drop soon during peak season in Maryland in July.

You might be feeling the pinch when it comes to everyone’s favorite food in Maryland. Crabs are back in season and prices are on the rise. WBAL-TV 11-News explains why it may take a little longer for prices to drop.

As the dinner rush at Pappas Seafood drives another round of crab cake orders, manager James Fowler thinks about how recent crab prices are affecting business.

“It’s been a little tough. Crab prices are way higher than they normally are,” Fowler said.

Fowler said prices have risen 30-40%. A crab cake here is now $3-$4 more than last year.

“Yeah, yeah, a lot of people are a little apprehensive at first, but people love our crab cakes,” Fowler said.

The still-there demand, Fowler said, is the main reason these prices are up. As Maryland’s season is just starting to pick up, he said most of their current supply comes from Texas and Louisiana.

“If gasoline prices go up, it will have a huge effect on prices. If it’s more expensive for them to catch the crab, it will cost us more to buy them. More expensive for everyone to catch them. buy,” Fowler said.

At Pappas, they try everything to get value for money from their current stock of crabs. in fact, this season they introduced this more affordable crab cake, the backfin crab cake and it is indeed delicious.

Captain Rob Newberry, president of the Delmarva Fisheries Association, said gas and equipment could be expensive for crabbers this season.

“Oh my God. I mean, $185 for extra-large jumbo crabs, I mean it’s — it’s $15.17 each for a crab,” Newberry said.

Additional costs could come from crab-picking houses in Maryland, with many slowing production while they wait to hire more migrant workers.

“I just can’t see the general public with the cost of fuel and everything going up, interest rates going up. People are going to be a little more conservative with their money. So it’s going to be a market driven market. demand. We’ll see,” Newberry said.

These are expensive crabs for now. Prices may drop soon during peak season in Maryland in July.

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