A glut of lobsters has driven down the price of the prized crustacean in the Maritimes, leaving fishermen scrambling for ways to prop up their earnings.
The lobster industry — worth about $580 million in the region — has been battered in recent years, with prices dropping by a third within the last three years.
Prices are hovering around $3 per pound, down from $4.50 per pound in 2009, according to the Lobster Council of Canada.
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National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15
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National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15
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Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received
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