Lobster lovers feeling the pinch as summer nears

FILE(Robert F. Bukaty | AP)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 9:49 AM EDT
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Summer weather has arrived, and New England tourists who are hungry for a lobster roll or a whole cooked lobster are going to have to pay up.

Lobster is more expensive than usual this season due to a limited supply, high demand and the reopening of the economy as the nation moves past the coronavirus pandemic.

Some Maine retailers charged about $17 or $18 per pound for live lobster in May, which was about twice the price a year ago. Prices are lingering around $13 or $14 this month.

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