King crab prices continue to increase as supply to the US suffers, with supply limitations from Russia's shift towards Chinese markets seen as a major factor.
Data released in the last few days by the National Marine Fisheries Service verifies a significant 12.5% drop in overall king crab imports from 8,015 metric tons for the first seven months of the year to 7,072t year-on-year.
Imports, particularly small and medium king crab out of Russia, dropped drastically at the start of 2015, and prices began to rise in April and May of this year.
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