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Seafood mystery for you now it's happening in Florida and it's putting a series -- in people's wallets.
Stone crab fisherman say they're having their worst season in half a century.
There's a shortage -- has fishermen struggling to prices going through the roof.
Phil Keating is live -- the news in the -- and how long marathon Florida home to one of the main stone -- suppliers and I I gotta get to -- -- Well this is the main supplier of Joe's stone crab in Miami Beach the -- that hurt fisheries right here but there's like four weeks left in the season.
-- very doubtful that this is gonna be salvage this year to normally hear these crab boats returning stay with about three to 400 pounds of crab claws.
This year's been more like a hundred.
-- -- -- 200 pounds.
We're bringing them home for a hundred pounds.
Visit -- right off and that honor -- he can't even pay the expenses.
Florida's program clogs at the creme de La -- of Florida seafood out on the water the -- snaps -- one -- -- the crap back -- -- -- that claw back.
The problem is not the size of the Claus this year is just the lack of them.
Possible plausible explanations include an abundance of ought to apply that may be eating the travel there in the traps or red tide toxins or even possibly.
Overfishing but state biologist conclusively rule out any connection.
That's what he tends BP oil spill -- all right it is -- -- making any money.
Perhaps son's select high end restaurants like Joe's stone crabs in South Beach but pretty much nobody else in fact many fishermen.
Have already pulled her trap stack them up on the docks.
Giving up on the season for good.
And possibly related here the prices on the menus are so sky high well that's left many consumers.
Just in this area alone if you found -- restaurants -- that grabs on the menu would be a miracle.
This all supply and demand and there's very little supplies.
And possibly related Florida's lobster season just ended it to just dismal.
-- Phil Keating in marathon thanks you.
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