HOME > Chowhound > B.C. (inc. Vancouver) >

Dungeness Crab Pricing

golfer1 Dec 17, 2009 03:45 PM

I have read on a few boards/blogs that in the US the Dungeness Crab harvest was huge, with large crabs, lots of them and low prices. They were talking in the $4.00 per pound pricing. I have not seen any of that here in Edmonton. Curious if anyone is seeing the lower pricing in Western Canada anywhere?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. el_lobo_solo RE: golfer1 Dec 17, 2009 05:19 PM

    The lowest I've seen was at T&T in the Vancouver area for $4.99, but these crabs were often culled / missing limbs and were the smaller of the two sizes available.

    1. fmed RE: golfer1 Dec 22, 2009 06:42 PM

      Dungeness crab is harvested all year long here so isn't subject to large seasonal fluctuations in pricing like further south. I'll have a look next time I'm at T&T though.

      1 Reply
      1. re: fmed
        Quattrociocchi RE: fmed Feb 1, 2010 07:08 AM

        A couple of weeks ago I bought live crab at Superstore for $3.99/lb. on sale. That's the lowest price I've ever seen. These weren't the "large" size, but I asked for "larger ones" from the small tank and got a couple of 1.5 -2 pounders and no missing limbs. But you have to ask. I love the fact that they will kill and clean them for you for no extra charge. We ate like kings that night!

      Show Hidden Posts