Maine Caught Record 93 Million Pounds of Lobster in 2010
Abundant supply of fresh, first quality lobster
What that meant for lobster gourmets across the country was an abundant supply of fresh, first quality lobster. From coast to coast, the American seafood eating public enjoyed America’s favorite comfort food. As for bragging rights, ask anyone from Maine, and they will quickly tell you the best lobster in the world come from their rocky seashores.
Who is actually out there making the catch?
All last season more than 4,260 licensed commercial lobster fishermen went to sea each day filling their boats with lobster. The value of the boat catch for the year was up to nearly $310 million, much better than in 2009.
According to Department of Marine Resources (DMR) officials, the large catch was a definite spur to the local fishing village economies, especially with the price of fuel and bait being higher than average. Local officials said the last three years have been slow so a good lobster catch spurs all the related businesses, including trap builders, truck dealers, bait dealers, boat yards and others.
U.S. lobster landings come from Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Lobster accounts for more than 70 percent of the value of all marine species harvested in Maine. More than 90 percent of U.S. lobster landings come from Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
© Wayne Howe 2011
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