The Seafood Industry’s Empty Net Syndrome Impacting Restaurants

Summer in Louisiana means blue crab season, when local consumers flock to seafood markets for boiled crabs and chefs add crab-centric specials to their menus. It’s when the crab supply peaks and prices are at their most favorable.

This year, however, looks a lot different.

“I’ve never seen it this bad before, and I’ve been in business for 35 years,” says Louisiana Lagniappe owner Kevin Ortego, who founded the Baton Rouge location of his restaurant in 2003. “It’s never been this hard to get the kind of product we usually do. We’re going to miss the entire crab season.”

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