Seafood prices remain consistent on LI after Gulf oil spill
As the Gulf oil spill enters its 63rd day, seafood prices on Long Island are relatively unaffected.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the oil spill has caused an increase in prices for shrimp and oysters from the Gulf region. It reports oyster prices have soared 33 percent and the price for white shrimp from the area has gone up 17 percent, partly due to shortage fears.
Yet, Frank M. Flowers Oysters in Oyster Bay say it has plenty for Long Island restaurants and stores. The company says it has gotten many calls from elsewhere, but that it remains focused on its Long Island customers.