July 17, 2012
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An employee of James Hook & Co. in Boston showed off a large lobster.
As lobster prices have plunged in a saturated market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain.
Greg Reid of Chelmsford photographed a tank of lobsters at the James Hook & Co.
Justin Foley, 16, with James Hook & Co. in Boston, prepared a lobster to go.
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As he worked on his traps under a morning sun, Nathan Bolcome said the season began with great promise.
“We caught so many right away,” said Bolcome, resulting in a lower return in price.
“The price started out low and never had a chance to get higher. There were just so many,” said Balcome.
Marine specialists say lobsters this year shed their shells earlier than anyone could remember, a likely result of warm waters.