With favorable weather in the Bering Sea, crabbers are pulling in a high volume of snow crab (opilio) and bairdi crab. As a result, ex-vessel opilio prices are lower than last season, falling to a USD 1.70 (EUR 1.50) per pound starting price versus USD 2.15 (EUR 1.90) a pound for the 2013-2014 season.

Suppliers say it is too early in the season to release prices, but frozen Canadian crab is a value at USD 5.25 (EUR 4.64) to USD 5.40 (EUR 4.78) a pound, 5-8 ounces, f.o.b. mid-Atlantic, on averag…