By Kate Woodyard and Jonathan ZuckermanPublished July 18, 2018 09:50:57We’re starting to see a lot of green in the oceans.
In fact, there’s been a surge in blue crab catches since 2016, according to the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This year alone, NOAA estimates, there were 2.3 million tons of blue crab caught in the Atlantic Ocean, a 25 percent increase from the year before.
Blue crab has been a mainstay in many households for generations.
But as the industry matures, so do the costs of maintaining it, according a new study.
A team of researchers from the University of Washington, Harvard, the University at Buffalo and other institutions have estimated that the average cost of keeping blue crabs in a marine aquarium is about $100 per pound.
To put that in perspective, the average price of fish is about 30 cents per pound, according the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
To put that into perspective, blue crab costs $10.50 per pound to keep in a tank at the grocery store.
To save a few bucks, you could spend that money on a fancy fishing boat.
The researchers say they have a better understanding of how blue crab prices are being set up in the marine aquarium trade because they have access to more data than anyone else.
To study the price of blue crabs, the team used data from the U.S. Geological Survey, which tracks the cost of blue crayfish caught in a certain area.
They also used a computer model to compare the prices of blue and white crabs in different regions of the world.
The team looked at the average prices in North America, South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, according this news release.
They found that blue crabs were often sold for $10 to $15 per pound in North American and $12 to $16 per pound across the rest of the region.
For white crabs, prices ranged from $5 to $8 per pound; the researchers said the prices for the most common species of blue were $1 to $2 per pound depending on the region of the country.
In Asia, the prices ranged between $5 and $7 per pound according to their data.
The prices for blue crabs are determined by the market, the researchers found.
As prices fall, they increase, and that means that a few hundred pounds of crabs can be turned into a $10,000 profit.
For blue crabs that have been raised in captivity, the research team found that the price for each pound of crab varies from region to region.
But if the prices are set by the industry, they are much higher, the study says.
The study also looked at prices in Japan, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, the report said.
In Japan, a typical pound of white crab sells for $3.50 to $5.50, whereas a pound of blue costs about $10 and up.
The researchers also found that a pound in Japan is worth about $7.50.
In South America and Southeast Asian countries, the price is much higher.
For example, in the United Nations World Food Program’s regional food security and food security rankings, the Blue Crab World is ranked No. 7, followed by the Atlantic Crabs at No. 9, according data from GlobalData.
The price of white crabs ranges from $6 to $10 per pound and blue crabs range from $3 to $6 per pound around the world, according GlobalData’s data.
A lot of the research on the blue crab industry comes from the Atlantic Reef Marine Science Institute at the University, but the study was conducted by the University’s Marine Science Center.