How Lobsters Reach Your Plate
August 19, 2012
Portland Press Herald: Once caught, a lobster can change hands 5 to 7 times before it reaches a diner’s plate.
Lobstermen this summer are getting paid as little as $2 to $2.50 a pound for their catch—the lowest level in 30 years—but the price escalates to $17 a pound or higher by the time a customer orders a lobster in a restaurant.
“It depends on whose plate it’s going to and where that plate is,” said Stephanie Nadeau, owner of The Lobster Co., a lobster dealer in Kennebunkport. “Is it a live lobster or a frozen lobster product?”
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