By Sherea Harris
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The seafood industry is taking a major hit because of the oil disaster. Consumers will soon see higher prices for fresh seafood because there is less shipped from the gulf.
Despite the oil disaster, demand is still increased for seafood. But because the supply is limited, fish markets and restaurants are paying more for products.
It was a matter of time before the extra cost would have to be passed down to customers.
Prices for shrimp, oysters, and tuna are all going up.
At Satterfield's Restaurant, some entrees have gone up a dollar or two. And at Sexton Fish Market, folks are paying more by the pound for fresh seafood, mainly grouper and crab meat.
Consumers are noticing the increase.