Wholesale price for lobsters is down

In this in Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 file photo, Mike Theiler pulls lobsters he harvested out of a basket on a dock in New London, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

(WTNH) — Lobster season is off to a slow start this summer, but prices are still down from a year ago.

Lobsters are selling wholesale for less than $8 per pound. Lobster fishermen and distributors say the annual summer boom in lobster catches has yet to arrive for areas of New England.

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Supply right now is lower than in recent years. The boom in lobster catches occurs in the warmer months after lobsters have reached legal harvesting size and can be caught.

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