Soft-Shell Lobsters Arrive Early in Maine

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The Forecaster: The early arrival of soft-shell lobsters along the southern Maine coast has industry insiders scratching their heads about what the unusual spring landings mean for the rest of the season.

At Pine Point, 3rd-generation Scarborough lobsterman Dennis Violette, pulled 2 big crates full of lobster from his early season catch and picked one out; its shell folded like paper under his hand.

“Today we got probably 60, 65 percent soft-shells,” Violette said. “That’s not the norm.”

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