PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's lobster catch has started dropping off and prices for lobstermen have been inching up with the state's tourist season coming to an unofficial close over Labor Day weekend.
Fishermen have been hauling fewer lobsters the past couple of weeks after several months of going gangbusters.
Lobster biologist Carl Wilson of the Department of Marine Resources says the lull in the harvest is coming a few weeks ahead of usual. But he said that isn't too surprising given that the lobster catch started going strong earlier than usual in the spring.
Sheila Dassatt, who fishes with her husband out of Belfast, says many fishermen are relieved to see the catch slow down so the supply can level off.
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