Another victim of high gas prices is seafood. Many fishermen and shrimpers are reluctant to go out on trips unless they can be certain of a good haul. The result is less fishing in general and less seafood appearing in markets across the coastal U.S.
Prices vary wildly depending on the seafood you’re shopping for, but increases can be as little as 25 cents a pound to an extra $3 if you pick an in-demand item. As the summer approaches and beach-town tourists head to their favorite local restaurants, they could be in for big sticker shocks if this trend continues.