CUTLER (AP) – More than 30 lobster boats engaged in a show of force Monday to protest prices being paid to fishermen for their lobsters.

The lobstermen who fish from Corea to Cutler stopped pulling traps and piloted their boats in unison into the Cutler Harbor at 9 a.m. as some residents gathered on shore and cheered to show their support.

The lobstermen were trying to make a point, contending boat prices were out of sync with both supply and demand this summer season.

Lobstermen say they’re being paid $3.50 per pound while the price paid by consumers at local supermarkets is upward of $11.99 per pound.

AP-ES-08-20-07 2021EDT


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