Blue crab, Shrimp shortage, Limited Oyster supply send Seafood prices soaring in South Mississippi

Forget ham and turkey. For Coastians, seafood is the highlight of a holiday table. Oyster dressing, marinated crab claws, boiled shrimp, crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, stuffed shrimp, fried everything. “The Christmas season is the busiest time of the year because everyone likes to make their own special seafood gumbo and their momma’s favorite oyster dressing,” said Andrew Gunkel, general manager of Quality Poultry and Seafood in Biloxi. This year, though, prices may be at an all-time high for local bounty. [email protected]  08:08

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