Maine lobsters selling at record low prices
Maine (WHDH) -- Maine lobsters are selling at record low prices due to an early shedding season.
Lobsters are selling for as low as $3.00 per pound. People are scooping them up, but not as quickly as lobstermen would like making this season difficult.
"You don’t just ride around, fuel's expensive, bait, bait hasn't gone down, bait's expensive. Lobsters are cheap. But like I said you can buy a bag of Lay's potato chips or you can buy two lobsters, I'd rather have the lobsters,” said David Minctons, a lobster fisherman.
"A hamburgers is a lot more expensive, hot dogs are ridiculous and lobsters you can buy lobsters for dirt cheap,” said Minctons.
The lobster industry contributes more than one-billion dollars to Maine's economy each year.