There is a shortage of Dungeness crab at San Francisco markets. Many are sold out.One fish market in San Francisco that was turning away crab lovers said if customers haven't already pre-ordered Dungeness crab for their holiday feast, they're probably out of luck. So yeah, the shortage in crab will have an impact.
Crab meat is one of the healthiest food you can eat. For a minimal amount of calories, you get lots of protein, a multitude of minerals and several B vitamins. But some type of crabs have more cholesterol or sodium than others. So you may want to keep your serving size small if you are in risk of a heart disease.
As you can see in this graph, the population of the graph truly dropped. It seemed to be way below average in 2012. But you can see that just before that the population of crab was way above average. And just before that the crab population was at average. So what is causing all these instant population changes?
This is showing that there was a lot more crab meat exported in 2012 than in 2013. Looks like it is about 3 million more pounds exported in 2012 than in 2013. This is possibly why crab meat will get more expensive as time goes.
According to this article, there is currently a shortage of crab in San Francisco. Many of the crabs at San Francisco markets are sold out. And they are saying that if you don't pre-order crab than you are probably out of luck. And I find this very interesting because this isn't the only website with this information. This is why I find this source very reliable because more than one website is saying that.
This article tells us how the crab shortage in Maryland is causing restaurants to go to out of state suppliers who are now raising prices. And just like I said before, the crab shortage will affect crab lovers. Just like the last website said "If you don't pre order than you are probably out of luck". I don't think it got that bad in Maryland but if the crab shortage gets worse than I believe it can easily get to that point".
The Blue Crab Population in Chesapeake grew 35% over the last year. This is great news because the growth in population might cause crab prices to go down. There are 550 million crabs in Chesapeake Bay and it is making it easy to find crab. This will have a good impacts to seafood lovers because prices of crabs might be more affordable. And it wont require restaurants to go out of state to find crabs. This type of population growth can have a connection to many creatures out there who are currently having a population increase for the good. I'm not sure what specific animal that can be but i'm sure that the Blue Crab isn't the only animal in the world.
The prices for Snow Crab are currently increasing I personally believe that this is because of the shortage we have in crabs. Because places like San Francisco have to get there crabs out of state do to the shortage. And that what causes the prices to go up over there. But the snow crab might have a different reason. This type of problem can have a big impact on crab lovers. This is because people who eat crab eat it for a good reason. Crabs are very healthy and have a lot of protein for a little bit of calories. So if they increase the prices for crab than it will keep getting harder to get a hold of crab. And I think this is the case for a lot of sea creatures. populations keep on decreasing so the prices increase. This might even be the case for many land animals.
I wasn't able to find a video or a website that gives us solutions on how to help crabs from there population shortage, but I was able to find this website that tells us how to stop food shortage. It tells us that we need clean energy and a cleaner environment. And I can see how that is a great solution because the crab shortage is probably because humans don't take care of our environment. This article wasn't talking about animal food but this can definitely relate to saving the crab population.
This website can really give us solutions to stopping the crab shortage. This talks about solutions to stopping animal extinctions. Crabs are not close to extinction but what this will do is make the crab population rise and make it easier for people to get a hold of crab. Now the only reason I chose this website is because I was not able to find a website or video that specifically talks about crab.
Many sources have different answers, but I believe that the crab shortage is only a problem in certain places in the world. But even if they are no where near extinction we should all take care of these creatures because they are very healthy for humans. And the low population only makes it harder for us to catch these crabs.