Maine's lifeblood commercial fishing industry once again broke records for the value of marine species at the dock in 2015, state officials said.

Fishermen in the state topped $631 million at the dock with their catch last year, surpassing the previous year's total by more than $33 million. Last year's total catch also broke previous records.

Lobsters constituted more than three-quarters of the total value at more than $495 million, a record for the state's signature item that also surpassed the previous year's record.

Their value at the dock also climbed above $4 per pound for the first time since 2007, while prices to consumers held steady due in part due to a high total catch of more than 120 million pounds.

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