Lobster prices plunge, to fishermen’s chagrin
High volume catch creates bargain for consumers
ROCKPORT - Lobster has long enjoyed a gourmet image, a deep-sea delicacy that requires deep pockets. But this summer, as lobster prices have plunged in a glutted market, the succulent treat has increasingly become a bargain. In Massachusetts, fishermen are selling lobster for less than $3 a pound, down by one-third over last summer. In Maine, the price this week has dropped in some places to a startling $2 a pound, about half of what fishermen need to break even.