They have to pay a royalty on each one sold to Lumpy Rutherford.
Because the people who go catch it and process it have shitty jobs in the middle of nowhere. I think their jobs are more dangerous than a convenience store worker.
Watch Deadliest Catch.
Because you're poor?
Most crab is imitation, FYI.
Because the trees that crab grows on, are becoming more rare. Dumbass.
I got crabs riding a tractor
Having lived in Maryland I assumed you were talking about the blue crab on the east coast.Lots of work to process and the lump is usually sold pasteurized commercially.
The reason it is expensive is because of the intense competition for the lump meat. Many restaurants in Maryland and Virginia pay to have the crab flown in on private aircraft when the supply is short because it is their staple.
I used to go crabbing all the time, easy to catch.
I think the same crab species can be found in the gulf of Mexico
Others have stated most crab cakes you buy most places is crap, not real lump crab meat
Because those combs arnt cheap
Don't eat it, you fool. It's radiation-saturated, now!!
All the easy to get crab has been over fished. To get crabs big enough to eat, ships have to go into the dangerous arctic waters now.
Don't wait for the shrimp boats, mom. Your son's coming home with the crabs.
Botswain Mate First Class
[R15] Depends on what kind of crab it is. No blue crab in arctic waters.
Maybe I'm getting my threads mixed up, but Jumbo Lump does sound like a wonderful name for William and Kate's new baby.
Ever fiddle one, OP?
It's crab season on the North Coast of California. We get fresh caught crab for the holidays. The fisherman go out day and night to set the crab pots, good weather and bad. I've seen them go out in 16-foot seas.
Everything but canned tuna seems so expensive now days. I found some chicken of the sea crab meat for less than $3 dollars a can the other day and it was alright. Then I saw some white crab meat for $7 dollars a can, for just six ounces! That's too much for me cause I'm poor, have a laugh richy rich. Maybe I'll try shrimp cakes:(
Laugh richly rich?
If you're lucky, you can cheaply get it in a bathhouse.
OP, if you insist on capitalizing it incorrectly you'll just perpetuate the perception it is special enough to be expensive.