Price of Lobster Dips Amid Trade War and Pandemic

July 8, 2020 WMTW

The lack of demand is plunging the price of lobster. They are selling for about $ 4.50 per pound. That is roughly half of what they were selling for one year ago.

In Lobster-Town U.S.A., There’s No Covid-19 but Plenty of Pain

The novel coronavirus has barely touched the public health of this corner of rural Down East Maine, with Hancock County reporting just 16 cases and one death as of June 30. Its economic health is another matter: The fallout from Covid-19 threatens a historically bad year for the Olsens and the rest of the state’s lobster industry.

How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Pinching Maine’s Lobster Industry

May 22, 2020 Jessica Hall, Barron's

Maine’s lobster industry will survive the coronavirus pandemic. Individual lobster harvesters—and businesses all along the supply chain —might not.

Bill Aims to Help Maine’s Lobster Industry

January 30, 2020 Paul Dwyer, WABI

The bill would direct the Department of Public Safety to exempt intrastate vehicles and drivers carrying live lobsters from hours-of-service restrictions.

Maine Plan Aims to Reduce Lobstering Impact on Right Whales

January 8, 2020 The Associated Press

Maine’s proposal for protecting endangered right whales from entanglements in lobster gear would maintain the status quo for the number of trap lines in inshore waters where most traps are located while reducing the number of lines farther offshore, officials said Friday.