A boom in Maine’s lobster production means that there’s more supply than demand for the country’s favorite crustacean. How is the fishing industry responding?
The Fourth of July is just around the corner. For most of us, this means it’s time to heat up the grill and break out all things red, white, and blue.
For lobstermen in Maine, however, July is the kickoff to the state’s high tourist season, when America’s favorite crustacean is in high demand. In recent years, Maine has had a series of record-breaking harvests, and fishermen and processing plants have had to adjust to this oversupply. For restaurants and consumers, this glut has meant lower prices (and more lobster to go around!).
With the Fourth of July upon us, let’s explore the journey of this delicious delicacy from the ocean floor to the lobster shack.