Lower lobster capture would mean returning to 'typical years'
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 04:00 (GMT + 9)
Apparently, the Maine’s 2014 lobster fishing season will result in lower catches compared to the two previous years, which increases the likelihood of rise in market prices.
According to fishermen, the reason for this decline is a later lobster shed compared to 2012 and 2013. This year it occurred in mid-July instead of taking place in June, Market Business News reported.
For his part, Maine Lobstermen’s Association executive director Patrice McCarron pointed out that this year appears to be a reversion to a more typical lobstering year, adding that the impressive total catches in 2012 and 2013 were anomalies.
In 2012, catches reached 127.2 million pounds, which was the highest since record-keeping started in 1880, which caused an abrupt decrease in the value of lobster up to USD 2.89 per pound in 2013.
Nevertheless, Downeast Lobstermen’s Association ... FULL STORY