By Walt Hickey Have a wonderful weekend! Crabs Jumbo lump crab meat that would typically go for $18 to $22 per pound wholesale is now going for $60 per pound, a tripling in price for a popular summer favorite. There’s a shortage of blue crabs coming out of the Chesapeake Bay, which sees wide fluctuations in the prevalence of the crustacean. The 405 million estimated population in the winter of 2020 dropped to 282 million in 2021, when the population of juvenile crabs fell to the lowest level since 1990.
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