Maine Lobster Fishery “Back on Track”
August 22, 2014
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.
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.