You do all that for only $1.75/pound???
Whooooa, have you ever watched the show LOBSTER WARS? Have you seen the insane dangers that go along with being on a lobster boat? Whew, the stories that are told are amazing. We spoke to the nicest guy in Port Clyde, he told us all about the industry, how they’re paid so little for the lobsters now, yet the restaurants pay big money (and us being tourists stopped at this cool, or so we thought at the time, fish place to get some fresh lobster to put in mac & cheese, at $34 a pound)! As of fall 2009 the lobstermen were paid $1.75/lb!! The restaurants still charge steep prices (for something, according to Alton Brown on the Food Network, is kin to the cockroach! I used to see lobsters in tanks and want to set them free, ha ha… now I think, hmmm… Off with their heads… I digress, sorry… bugs scare me… ha)… I sure hope there is a way to make this on a more even keel. They work hard, they take their lives in their hands and for what? $1.75 a pound? It’s their livelihood, it’s been what they do for generation after generation. Port Clyde is one of the last true working fishing villages that remain. Hopefully it will stay that way! Now get out and eat some lobster! Buy it from a fisherman! (ok, in SC, buy shrimp!) – BUY LOCAL; BE LOCAL!