What is the price of lobster in Maine? We are nearing the end of June and as the Gulf of Maine continues to warm up, the lobsters are becoming increasingly active and more and more are finding their way into fishermen’s traps. While we are not yet in the peak of the Maine lobster season, current lobster prices in Maine now include a shedder price (new shell lobster price) in addition to hard shell and select prices. The boat price of Maine lobster is currently $4.50 per pound for hard shell and $3.50 per pound for new shell in Cutler, where my family fish. The cost of lobster in Maine supermarkets is currently about $8.99 per pound for smaller lobsters.
The price of Maine lobster is likely to rise in the run up to the Fourth of July. Like oil, Maine lobster prices fluctuate in line with supply and demand, and demand for lobsters is always high around the Fourth. If you’re planning on serving lobster over the Fourth, here are some of the best side dishes to serve with lobster along with advice on how to steam live lobster.
And here is information on the price of Maine lobster in previous months and years.