What is the price of lobster in Maine this summer? We’ve now entered August, the peak of the Maine lobster season, and lobster prices are usually a bit lower than in July due to the influx of new shell lobsters. So how much does it cost for a lobster in Maine this August? The boat price of new shell lobster is currently $2.50 in Cutler where my family fish, which is a slight drop from July prices. The boat price of hard shell lobster is $5.50, which is holding steady with the lobster price I reported in July . It’s important to note that Maine lobster prices at the dock (which fishermen refer to as ‘the boat price’) are lower than the market price of lobster, which is the price you will pay for lobster in a supermarket or restaurant.
The current market price of Maine lobster in Hannaford supermarket is $7.99 for smaller lobsters which again is a drop from the Maine lobster market price I reported in July and in line with the cost of Maine lobster last August.
The Maine lobster season is still moving much slower than it has in previous years. The lobsters are sluggish and Downeast lobstermen are hoping the lobster catches pick up later this month.