Cultivated by pandemic, lobster domestic market climbs

by Ruth Leubecker

While nationwide, international lobster markets severely declined in 2020, Maine rose to the occasion by shifting focus and zeroing in on new challenges.
“We never did focus too much on the China market,” says Kristan Porter, longtime Cutler lobsterman, and first fisherman to be president of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum board of directors. “Restaurant sales were nonexistent through the summer, so we focused on home sales, which pulled us through.”

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