Northeast N.B. lobster harvesters becoming frustrated over price for their catch

Lobster fishermen in Northeast New Brunswick are frustrated with the price they're being paid for their catch.

Harvesters have been getting between $5.00 and $5.50 per pound but question why prices are similar to last season when market conditions have improved.

But the New Brunswick president of the Maritime Fishermen's Union says those figures aren't final and that prices are expected to climb in the next week or so.

Meanwhile, catch sizes are beginning to improve after what began as a slow season due to colder temperatures.

Lobster boats in the Northeast part of the province have been averaging between 700 and 1,000 pounds a day.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)