Maine lobster population: New study says baby lobster numbers are in a steady decline.

The Maine Lobster Population Is in Decline, and Now Summer Is Ruined

The Maine Lobster Population Is in Decline, and Now Summer Is Ruined

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April 30 2014 4:49 PM

The Time to Start Hoarding Lobsters Is Now​

The Maine lobster population is in the midst of a steady decline.

Here's a fact that should strike fear in the hearts of seafood lovers everywhere: Maine's lobster population is apparently in the midst of a steady decline. A University of Maine study tells us that the number of baby lobsters has shrunk by more than 50 percent since 2007.