Stonington Fishermen Plan Event to Give Lobster Sales a Boost

STONINGTON — With the boat price for lobster still in the tank and the fall harvest bringing crate loads of “new shell” bugs onto the wharf, the Stonington Lobster Working Group will hold a “Lobster Sale on the Pier” on Sunday, Oct. 11, to encourage consumers to buy more lobster, and to pay a fair price for them.


Beginning at 1 p.m., the group will sell live lobsters on the Stonington Fish Pier for $5.25 each. The price for the 1-1¼-pounders reflects what the group considers the true economic value of the catch to the Deer Isle-Stonington community.

Caught by the local fleet, all of the lobsters will be provided by the Stonington Lobster Co-operative with the support of all of the island’s privately owned dealers.

Downeast, the Winter Harbor Lobster Co-operative is also holding a $5 sale on Sunday. Located at the foot of Pendleton Road, the co-op will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling live lobsters that spokesman Bob Harmon said will be “around a pound and a quarter or a little larger.”

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