Maine Lobster Fishery “Back on Track”

WCSH6 reports that this year’s lobster season is back to a more normal pattern, which is good news for Maine lobstermen. In the last two years, warmer ocean waters caused the lobsters to molt too early, creating a glut before the busy tourist season.

Maine Lobster Fishery “Back on Track”
Photo / New England Boating: Tom Richardson

However, this year, thanks to the cold winter, lobsters are back on the right clock, arriving at the same time as the tourists, or perhaps a bit behind. Because of the late molt, the catch has been down, and boat prices are hovering at about $3.50 a pound. That’s about a dollar more than last year.

Read more about the good lobster season in Maine.