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Lobster Prices

london123 Mar 2, 2010 07:31 AM

Hi Everyone:

Any good deals on lobster or King Crab legs out there?

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  1. rlh RE: london123 Mar 2, 2010 07:43 AM

    I had really good King Crab legs from Costco (Waltham) recently at $10.99 per lb - frozen on arrival to their store, but thawed in the refrigerated section by the time I bought them - not as good as fresh but FAR, FAR better than the mushy, supersalty Russian frozen version from H Mart (don't remember the price but it was not lower).

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      favorfood RE: rlh Mar 13, 2010 05:28 AM

      Word is , they are going to start forcing the price down soon. They only want to be paying the boats 1.75 by summer. The 30 or 40 lbs caught now can gross a boat as much as $200 now for spending 150 on bait and 60 nor 70 on fuel. The rest of the expences come from?????? 2 guys get to split whats left over. You would think there would be a shortage with those kind of landings with nobody fishing??? Somewhere in a world market they should be able to make that kind of weight disappear.

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        LongLiner61 RE: favorfood May 19, 2010 12:37 AM

        Lobster prices are holding steady at about 4.50-5.50 per pound for the fisherman(ex vessel price) The price will never hit 1.75 or no one will fish and I mean no one. Fuel and bait are up so it would not pay.


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          StriperGuy RE: LongLiner61 May 19, 2010 01:26 AM

          Bait is WAY up with all of the herring fishing restrictions.

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            favorfood RE: LongLiner61 May 29, 2010 03:35 PM

            I bet all the guys would love to know where they can sell their catch fo r5.50 a lb. The stores are selling them for less than that in some places. I'm hearing they might try to get it down even lower. Under a dollar a pound.Just think., If a couple guys go out and catch 100 lbs, they can make a ton of money!

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              LongLiner61 RE: favorfood Jun 22, 2010 04:37 PM

              LOL...you do not know the market. The stores selling for under 5.50 are getting bulk buys from Canada. The ex vessel price right now for lobster is 4.50 in Me and Ma. If you know any fisherman selling them cheaper please let me know.

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                favorfood RE: LongLiner61 Jun 30, 2010 02:33 PM

                $4.50 ? boy... I bet all the lobstermen would love to get that much!

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                  favorfood RE: LongLiner61 Jul 1, 2010 02:47 PM

                  I know nthe paper says they are selling for as low as $4.

                  How many you want at 4.50? truck loads?


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          qianning RE: london123 May 19, 2010 06:37 AM

          fwiw, market basket in my area (southern nh), has lobsters at $4.99/lb this week.

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            joth68 RE: qianning May 19, 2010 07:16 AM

            Johnnys Foodmaster has them for 5.99

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              phonelady RE: qianning May 19, 2010 08:11 AM

              Woburn and Reading Market Basket had them for $4.99/lb as well

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                teezeetoo RE: phonelady May 19, 2010 08:59 AM

                yankee lobster - 1 1/2 pounders, 6.99 a pound

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                  joebloe RE: teezeetoo May 19, 2010 11:52 AM

                  I read last year lobster prices were going for $2.50/lb in Maine. I can see gas prices a little higher so maybe ut'll be $3.50/lb.

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                  TheWizard RE: phonelady May 21, 2010 11:51 AM

                  I frequent the Reading MB.
                  I've talked to the seafood guy a bit.
                  Majority of their lobsters are the minimum 1.1 lb or so. I just can't deal with small ones anymore.
                  So after a week or more of no lobster to eat, I'll start asking whenever I happen by there, at least twice a week.
                  I set a 1.5 lb minimum on what I'll accept.
                  I scored nicely two days ago: 2.09 lb lobster at the $4.99/lb price :)

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                Chocomom RE: london123 May 23, 2010 10:29 AM

                If you are in the Whitman area, at the Shoemaker's Tavern on Rt 18, the restaurant is now closed but their sign says Fri-Sat Lobsters $5.95/lb. I haven't had a chance to go and see for myself but thinking it's a lobsterman selling them so might have a chance of getting more than chicken lobsters at that price.

                1. steinpilz RE: london123 May 23, 2010 11:08 AM

                  $6 per lb at C Mart yesterday.

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                    joebloe RE: steinpilz May 23, 2010 06:44 PM

                    I had three hard shell lobsters for $26 @ Basil Cafe in Stoughton. The owner told me the price will start coming down this week.

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                    pasuga RE: london123 Jun 22, 2010 06:29 PM

                    The Shaw's on Western Ave. in Brighton had chicken lobsters for 5.99/lb tonight. Usually $8.99, but I've seen the $6 special a couple times so far this summer.

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                      itryalot RE: pasuga Jul 1, 2010 06:35 AM

                      Excuse my lobster ignorance. What are chicken lobsters?

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                        bakerboyz RE: itryalot Jul 1, 2010 06:43 AM

                        A chicken lobster refers to the size, usually 1-1 1/4 lbs.

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                          StriperGuy RE: itryalot Jul 1, 2010 06:52 AM

                          Smaller then 1.25 pounds.

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                        treb RE: london123 Aug 26, 2010 06:03 AM

                        Lobster at Market Basket $3.99 this week.

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                          ospreycove RE: treb Aug 26, 2010 06:23 AM

                          Geez, If the boat price gets any lower, the crews will quit going out. Fair prices are to everyone's advantage.....Not $4-5 lb!!!

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                            treb RE: ospreycove Aug 28, 2010 05:54 AM

                            So what to you think MB pays pp? IMO, fair prices are what the market will bear. In this economy, there are a lot of items one doesn't need to survive.

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                              Infomaniac RE: treb Aug 28, 2010 06:46 AM

                              MB is paying around $2.50 pp.
                              From what I've heard, the lobster boats are going out as frequently to conserve on fuel cost and leaving their traps in the water longer. they are catching more lobster per trap and the supply is up and the demand is low.
                              You would think $3.99 to $4.99 pp would be exciting, but when you've eaten so much of it in every way imaginable for the past eight weeks, I'm just tired of lobster and looking forward to a ribeye from Butcher Boy that I'll probably pay twice as much for.

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                                treb RE: Infomaniac Aug 28, 2010 10:46 AM

                                It sure it tough to get your fill with these prices. How about a nice fradiablo. So right for beef, I'm taking in a slab of prime rib at Lewis' in Essex, can't be beat.

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                          shaebones RE: london123 Aug 28, 2010 01:16 AM

                          I'm going to a benefit suppah @ the Hahns community center in Friendship Me. Area lobsterman are donating lobsters for the meal and packing to go. $3 EACH!! I'll be eating a lot of lobstah salad next week. :)

                          1. Beachowolfe RE: london123 Aug 28, 2010 08:56 AM

                            The next big thing: Lobster Futures!

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