PressHerald.com: The Canadian protests and court orders that marred last year’s lobster season have been absent from the industry so far this year, but prices are still disappointing Maine lobstermen.

This lobster season has progressed more calmly than last year’s, with soft-shell lobsters appearing more slowly, rather than all at once. That has allowed Maine’s largest and most lucrative fishery to absorb the harvest over time, instead of having to handle it all at once, as happened last year. That glut led to a crash in lobster prices.

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