On average annually, between 45 percent and 50 percent of Maine lobster is sent to processors in Canada. At this time of year, however, 70 percent of the catch usually goes to Canada, but processors there are not buying.
According to the MLA, there are a number of reasons for that. The international credit problem is one. There also are reports that some processors already have inventory on hand and that others are operating at less than full capacity so they don’t create more supply than they can sell. The MLA also reported that some large restaurant chains, such as Red Lobster and Outback, have seen losses as fewer people eat out regularly. Demand also has softened on cruise ships and at casinos due to the poor economic conditions."
Please help Maine lobster fishermen: Eat More Lobster.
Back on the highway, Hung and I started talking about our feast. We decided we wanted to bring a lot of lobsters to Craig and Alexis and we better stop for more.
A quick call to my brother's girlfriend Katie in York, ME and we had the address
for another lobster pound. In York, we purchased a couple more lobsters and stopped at Katie's to say a quick hello. The day was even brighter after a receiving a hug from The Coop.
Back on the highway, less than two hours to Craig and Alexis' new house.