Tried to find stone crab claws lately? If you can find stone crab on ice at your local retailer, chances are it’s scarce. And the prices are, well, pretty high this year.
Cap the leak.nnTried to find stone crab claws lately? They are hard to come by this season and very expensive. Carson chambers found out why.nnReporter: at my house we call it florida turkey. Just in time for the holidays. But if you can find stone crab on ice at your local retailer chances are it’s scarce. And the prices are, well, pretty high this year.nnThe first part of the season has been very, very slow. Crabs are hard to come by. And the prices are up there.nnReporter: bob spay is at madeira bay seafood where crabbers pull stone crabs to harvest clause every 10 days. If you buy the big ones at the grocery store it will cost from $20 to $25 a pound. For two reasons.nnOne is we’re starting to see octopus and octopus eat the crabs and run the crabs off and we’ll have that predator that we don’t want to see.nnReporter: the other reason, stone crabs are on the move during stormy weathe