Early crab season opening sees higher prices for catches

The early opening of the crab season has resulted in good catches and increased prices for crab fishermen.

Crab season opened on April 22, 3 weeks earlier than the 2015 season

The early opening of the crab fishery has resulted in good catches and increased prices. (CBC)

The early opening of the crab season has resulted in good catches and increased prices for crab fishermen. 

The season opened April 22, three weeks earlier than the 2015 season. 

The early opening was due to a milder winter in New Brunswick and an earlier break up of ice. 

Crews on wharves on the Acadian Peninsula are busy unloading the good catches. 

The good catches have resulted in prices ranging from $3.50 to $3.60 a pound, which is 75 cents higher than last season.

"The crab this season is as good and better than anytime," said one crab fisherman who added many people on the Acadian Peninsula are enjoying eating the crabs.

With files from Bridget Yard