Research firm reports crab prices at a record high

The price of crab coming from the Gulf of St. Lawrence is at a record high.

Figures from Urner Barr, a food market research firm, peg the price for the crustaceans at $8.75 to $8.90 a pound for 5 to 8 oz crab.  

That's up from the $7.40 a pound this time last year, and $5.00 a pound in 2015.

Fishermen are typically paid less.

Large crabs are selling for between $9.30 and $9.45 a pound.

The firm says the price for larger crabs is down due to possible zone closures in the gulf.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)