Lobster Boom: How Long Can it Last?
by Laurie Schreiber
ROCKPORT—Some in Maine’s lobster industry are wondering if the booming resource is starting to decline.
From 1977 to 1990, landings hovered in the 18-million to 28-million-pound range.
Then for two decades landings began a steep ascent, to nearly 128 million pounds in 2013.
The following year saw a decline to 124 million pounds. And last year’s landings were down to 121 million pounds.