Diablo Foods in Lafayette got its first shipment of the week Friday morning and expects to be sold out by the afternoon.
The season has been delayed again.
Diablo foods in Lafayette just got its first shipment of crab this week! The shortage means you will pay a pretty penny- $17.99 a lb. They expect to sell out by this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/5ifo8i4laI— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) December 29, 2017
The season-opening for Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties is now set for January 15th.
That means the crab that is available is expensive. Diablo Foods is selling crab for $17.99 a pound.
Whole Foods has them for $8.99 a pound saying "you can thank Amazon for that".
One shopper at Diablo Foods said he was going to pay the $17.99 a pound because his wife sent him out for crab so that's what he was going to buy.