Win-Co Dungees in Corvalis is @ $12.99lb average legal is 2 1/2lb un-frozen = $32.47. That's Insane!!!!!! Do the math at that rate of a limit of dungees. Go figure???? Tonyhobster said:Yeah I read about that a few days ago. The snow crab population went from 8 billion in 2018 to 1 billion in 2021. One theory is they have gone for cooler water. Sucks either way, another example of global warming I imagine. Hopefully they will bounce back, that is a massive decrease. I guess it’s not unusual for the king crab to be canceled.
When I was a kid in Virginia in the early 80s we used to eat at the Chesapeake bay seafood house. My dad would always order all you could eat king crab for less than $20 my how times have changed
Socaaron my reference was Dungeness crab TonySocaaron said:Not really surprising, they canceled the US King Crab season last year and reduced the Snow crab quota by 80%
The only open waters were Russian Bering sea and well you know...
Biologist have been noting a lack of Juveniles in the King cohorts for some time now, while the average age of adults increased.
For the King Crab you found at Costco that all belongs to one Russian billionaire who owns a large portion of the quota through his boats, he signed an exclusive deal to process and sell to Costco restricting King into to other marekets. That $39.99lb is less than what most Wholesalers/Distributors are selling to their customers(Grocery stores, Restuarants, etc)