Pennsylvania Retailers Report Good Crab Supply

Several local seafood retailers said they're stocked and ready for the public's seafood demands for the Memorial Day weekend, the first major holiday since the April 20 BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jack Fair, co-owner of Fair Seafood in Springettsbury Township, said he has plenty of crabs to sell at the same cost as last year — a half bushel for $99 and a bushel for $195.

"We're holding the prices the best we can," he said this week. "It depends on how things go with the spill."

The oil spill — which has yet to be contained and cleaned up — has threatened the seafood supply. Several store owners who purchase crabs, shrimp and other saltwater favorites from Gulf states such as Louisiana said they've tried to keep up with the public's seafood appetite.

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