Stone crab demand, prices stay high

Stone crab prices are higher than in 2009, as demand for the Florida delicacy remains strong.

Prices for medium claws are up 23 percent on average, compared to last season’s closing price. Medium stone crab claws are selling for USD 8 to USD 8.50 per pound wholesale, large claws (3 to 5 count) are running from USD 13.50 to USD 14 a pound, while jumbos are selling for USD 17 to USD 19 a pound.

“The season started about 50 cents a pound higher this year than in the past, and the price continues …

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