Comments for: Lobster prices unusually low as Fourth of July approaches

Posted July 02, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.
Last modified July 02, 2012, at 7:48 p.m.

PORTLAND | A glut has driven down lobster prices in Maine — bringing cheer to lobster-loving consumers at the start of the state’s tourist season but gloom among lobstermen. Retailers have been selling small soft-shell lobsters in the Portland area for an unusually low $3.79 to $4.99 a pound. …

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  • Anonymous

    Oh the humanity!  Quick, we need a government program to fix this!

    • Anonymous

      It’s the government that HAS “fixed” it — fewer days at sea, more expensive licenses, fewer licenses. Next it’ll be NO licenses, and that’ll REALLY fix it.

  • Guest

    2.50 to 3 dollars?? I wish we were getting that much. 2 bucks, and word is we will be getting paid 1.75 a pound this week.

    • where do you fish? where we are, (Swan’s Island) the price was $2.30 a pound. But yeah, I’m sure the price won’t stay there.

      • j

         Boat prices in Gouldsboro are at $1.80 right now.

  • Anonymous

    Potus better get busy printing more EBT cards because after all, food stamps are the quickest way to inject money into the economy. Perfect solution for this summer of recovery. Oh wait, that was 2 summers ago. 

    • j

      You could go on and on about EBT cards, the welfare state is here to stay unless The Sheeple actually enact real change which would be to vote every incumbant out forever and have term limits and have elected office be unpaid without benefit.  But, we’ve gone to the trough too many times since FDR.   And, we’re fat and happy.  Like veal.  Or Foie Gras.  Maine is the worst state to start a business in..in the entire country.  My friend who has been in business for decades in New Hampshire, started her business up here and there were so many hoops and regulations that she had to go through..she almost gave up.  60 bucks here, 10 bucks there, 25 over there.  Fact is with lobstering..there were halycon days and now they are not.  Next year..back again.  The summer people will still pay 18.95 for a shedder lobster roll.
       

  • Anonymous

    folks can get even a better deal if they are friends with a fishermen. they like a little cash sale on the side now and then.

  • Anonymous

    Every time I see per pound price comparisons between lobster and other meats it perplexes me.    Am I the only one who does not eat the shells?

    • Often people defending welfare recipient’s “rights” to buy lobsters use that comparison.

      The story above clams lobster is “cheaper than bologna by weight”.  Well, Save-a-Lot sells bologna for $0.99 a pound.  Shelled lobster meat typically goes for $20.00 +/-.  Go figure.

    • Anonymous

      Okay. Now you got me back on bologna again.

  • Anonymous

    God forbid that we cut back on the number of lobsters that are being pulled out of the water.  

  • Anonymous

    LOL those prices are good for the city folks us downeasters get them from he source and get boat price amazing the mark up between here and Ellsworth or Bangor..

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