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Frigid February May Put Maine’s Lobster Harvest on Ice for a While

Mar 5, 2015

Portland Press Herald: A new forecast from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute says lobsters will likely migrate to the coast later – which is just fine for the state's most lucrative fishery.

The first-ever lobster forecast is out, and it says February’s record cold will likely set back Maine’s lobster season.

There’s a 69 percent chance that Maine’s summer lobster harvest will begin later than usual, according to the forecast issued Thursday by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. That has ramifications for both harvesters and the supply chain for Maine’s most lucrative seafood.