Maine lobstermen are protesting the price they’re receiving for their catch. It started downeast in the Corea-Cutler area on monday, August 20th, and on Wednesday grew to communities all along the coast.
Fishermen say it’s time to take a united stand.
They are being paid between $3.50 and $4.00 a pound for their catch. They say that simply isn’t snough to keep up with their rising overhead.
Some of the dealers are blaming Canadian processors who get the weak and soft lobsters.
Canadian companies disagree, right now they are selling processed meat back into the United States for $14.75 a pound. And they say the lobsters they are getting now have new shells and aren’t as full of meat.
They also blame the currency exchange rate for some of the problem.