Fishermen Slashing Lobster Prices

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Local markets are flooded with lobster deals. At Fish Tales in Brooklyn, “lobsters go for $10.99 a pound, about $3 less than last year … Balducci’s is selling them for $14.99 to $16.99 a pound, $4 less than last year, and at Wild Edibles they are $2 to $3 less, or $13.99 to $15.99 a pound. The Lobster Place, with locations in Chelsea Market and Greenwich Village, is the cheapest of the markets I surveyed, at $7.95 a pound,” according to today’s Times. It turns out that traps are full in Maine, but Canadian processing plants that used to buy bulk from fisherman have closed during the recession. Savvy holiday cooks can reap the benefits. [NYT]