Lobster Landings 2008-2012*
The lobster catch for 2012 hit a record 123 million pounds, up 18
percent, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources. The catch is up nearly 30 percent since 2010 and 75 percent since 2005. The glut of lobsters hitting the market last year weighed on prices, with the total value of the catch hitting just $331 million, a decrease of $3.7 million from 2011.
Source: Department of Maine Resources, State of Maine
*2012 data incomplete