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Mar 2, 2010 07:31 AM

Lobster Prices

Hi Everyone:

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: rlh

      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.

      1. re: favorfood

        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.


        1. re: LongLiner61

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

          1. re: LongLiner61

            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!

            1. re: favorfood

     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.

              1. re: LongLiner61

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

                1. re: LongLiner61

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

                  How many you want at 4.50? truck loads?


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

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          1. re: qianning

            Johnnys Foodmaster has them for 5.99

            1. re: qianning

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

              1. re: phonelady

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

                1. re: teezeetoo

                  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.

                2. re: phonelady

                  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 :)

              2. 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. $6 per lb at C Mart yesterday.

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                  1. re: steinpilz

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

                  2. 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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                    1. re: pasuga

                      Excuse my lobster ignorance. What are chicken lobsters?

                      1. re: itryalot

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