Florida: Increase in Costs Subdues Lobster Season
Spiny lobster season closed Friday, April 1, and Florida Keys commercial fishermen called it a good-to-mediocre season when it came to harvest, but a less-than-stellar season when it came to price.
The increase in the price of fuel and wood to make traps has also cut into the profits of fishermen. In the past two years, fuel prices have increased by several dollars a gallon and the price of wood for traps has increased to point where the cost of building a trap has gone from $40 to...
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