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November 8, 2019

Slower lobster season worries fishermen

By PATRICK WHITTLE
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — A drop in the catch of lobsters off Maine has customers paying more and fishermen concerned about the future.

Maine's harvest of lobsters was about 40% off last year's pace through September, and while October and November tend to be months of heavy lobster catch, wholesale prices have soared amid the slower supply. Live 1.25-pound lobsters were wholesaling for nearly $10 per pound in the New England market Nov. 1, an increase of nearly 20 percent from a year ago.


 
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