With prices already strong, those dealing in king crab are hoping the upcoming season brings stability — and maybe even a price break.

“We’ve been over USD 60 (EUR 52.98) (for king crab) for a couple of years,” said a Midwest restaurateur. And while sales for the premium product haven’t faltered yet, he doesn’t want to see prices escalate much beyond where they are now.

The restaurant will do its buying for 2016 in October and November, committing to a specific amount and then doin…