Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lobster Mania!

This summer has been like heaven for lobster lovers.  There has been an abundance of lobster, which has caused the price to go down.  Where I live, lobster can be bought for under $5.00 a pound!  In the Portland area, retailers have been selling lobsters for as little as $3.79 a pound.

The reason for the low prices is because in the springtime, the lobster fishermen had an unusually strong catch.  This resulted in a "backlog", an overflow of lobsters.  Because lobsters can't be shipped (they are too fragile to survive the long journey), they have a limited geographical location where they can be sold.  This causes an overabundance, and therefore, low prices.

For more information, check out the article below.  In the meantime, I will be enjoying more lobster.

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