Title

The Long Journey from Boat to Plate: A Complex Supply Chain, Heavy on Infrastructure, Delivers Lobster

Source

Island Journal

Date

2022

Pages

13-17

Abstract

An in-depth look at Maine's lobster fishery and all its moving parts -- the network of fishermen, buyers, distributors, processors, and end markets. The article describes what happens when lobsters are brought to buying stations and examines the different needs of different markets, with Annie Tselikis, executive director of the Maine Lobster Dealers' Association, sharing her knowledge and insights. The lobster supply chain is a major economic driver, employing about 6,000 people in Maine. The author also discusses the infrastructure necessary to support the industry, from fuel tanks and freezers to floats and moorings. Includes a sidebar about how some lobster businesses are investing in solar arrays.

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