|Published:||Oct 16, 2013 7:24 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 16, 2013 7:24 AM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - As Miami Beach's legendary Joe's Stone Crab restaurant opened for the season one small group of fishermen went on strike, seeking more money for the popular crustaceans.
The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1bV9KUZ ) reports the crabbers want Joe's to pay more for crabs. On Tuesday, they asked for an initial price of $7 a pound. Everglades City crabber MacBeth Collins says they ended the season last year at $11.
Joe's officials say $7 is appropriate at the start of the seven-month season. Joe's Chief Operating Officer Stephen Sawitz says prices generally increase as Christmas approaches and he doesn't want to overpay for claws before he gets a sense of the demand.
The Herald reports eight medium claws typically make up a pound. On opening night, Joe's sold seven claws for $28.95.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com
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