From trap to plate, Maine lobster distribution is a complex system

John Norton, president and co-founder of Cozy Harbor Seafood, outside the Portland waterfront facility.

John Norton, president and co-founder of Cozy Harbor Seafood, outside the Portland waterfront facility.

David Cousens has been fishing for lobsters for about 40 years. For seven months each year, Cousens — a South Thomaston resident and long-time president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association — heads out early in the morning on his Young Brothers boat, “Three Sons,” to tend 800 traps, spending 10 to 11 hours per day on the water.,, The lobster industry largely caters to the disposable-income market, and so is vulnerable to economic downturns. “Lobster’s a celebration food and so, when the economy’s bad, the market’s bad,” Cousens says.  Economic multiplier, Complex supply chain Read the article here 08:53

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