cray prices

 went past a seafood place today at belmont forum, the crays were selling at $84,95 p/kg . crabs were at $25 p/kg. 

whos making the proffet here , certainly not the fisho

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Mon, 2018-12-24 20:00

Yes Russ, prices were disgusting. I bit the bullet and bought a 3 kilo box of locally caught cooked tiger prawns from Coles, cost $80 or there abouts, but they’re the best prawns I’ve had in a long while.

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Rip off

Mon, 2018-12-24 20:16

. That's why heaps off people buy those crap American lobster tails

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 tried them once but didnt

Mon, 2018-12-24 21:33

 tried them once but didnt like them at all. tasted like they been frozen for a couple of years

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Cray price

Mon, 2018-12-24 21:54

 I went and bought a dozen oysters for 18.95. They didn't know where they were from. "If there not coffin bay they are from tassie". Cray price was $109.95kg. WTF. Maybe the state should get involved.

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Do you honestly think

Mon, 2018-12-24 22:50

Government would sell to local market for quarter of price they could get overseas ? I wouldn't think so . Just a money grab

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I know

Tue, 2018-12-25 07:50

 Just a passing comment. Would hate the govt to enter the market. Cervantes this Friday until 6th so will be plenty of crays and dhus coming. Oh and got occy pots out so might even give marinating a go.

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Interesting

Tue, 2018-12-25 01:27

I have expressed my views on government involvement in business previously, it will be interesting to see just what they will do with the crays they obtain.

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You can have your overpriced

Tue, 2018-12-25 07:18

You can have your overpriced crays we're doing mudcrabs today cost was 3 hours on the water and 3 litres of fuel. enjoy

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Saw crays in Mandurah Forum

Tue, 2018-12-25 12:09

Saw crays in Mandurah Forum "fish market" for $85 a kg last week. I turned around and walked away, they didn't look the freshest. I remember paying $110 a kg for crays at the butcher in Kalgoorlie a few years ago. Considering Kal's location and the fact the crays were as fresh as they could get, seems a pretty good price now. I wasn't thrilled at the time though haha

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The Pilbara fish guy I got my

Tue, 2018-12-25 15:51

The Pilbara fish guy I got my fillets from a couple weeks back had crays for about $110 a kg, dead set scam. 

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 prob is people pay that

Tue, 2018-12-25 20:52

 prob is people pay that price so they keep on going. if people didnt pay the sell would be forced to sell cheaper or he will get stuck with lots of crays going in the bin

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 Mud crabs over here in qld

Wed, 2018-12-26 06:52

 Mud crabs over here in qld are $55-80 bucks a kg, expensive bit of shell. 

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Mud Crabs

Wed, 2018-12-26 20:28

Drovers in Wanneroo had them before Christmas and a fish mongers near O'Connor $90 per kilo

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That made mine taste even

Wed, 2018-12-26 10:26

That made mine taste even sweeter than they were.

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 Russ do U know people that

Wed, 2018-12-26 13:09

 Russ do U know people that buy Cray's?

 

I don't.

 

The price is reflective of what Mr Wong pays in Shanghai and has nothing to do with a few desperados splashing Chrissy cash.

 

Can't knock the fisherman but exporting of our best seafood 

Is an issue.

 

 

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 def dont knock the fishos .

Wed, 2018-12-26 15:47

 def dont knock the fishos . its the wholesalers and retailers that are a rip off. 

from my understanding the first link in the chain being the fisho doesnt make too much per kg after expences

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 The prices stated above

Wed, 2018-12-26 18:33

 The prices stated above don't to me seem inflated.

 

I'm not sure how the price is holding up in WA but I'm back in SA atm and I know fellas here that have caught half their quota and haven't sold anything below a hundred bucks.

 

 

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 I paid $150 for 1 crayfish

Thu, 2018-12-27 08:52

 I paid $150 for 1 crayfish and a kilo of prawns in Vic 2 years ago.....

And they were horrible.