Years ago the winter months were slow for lobster sales. Now, there is an uptick with Maine lobster exports to China as the celebrations begin for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
China’s middle class is growing and many are celebrating the Year of the Dog with Maine Lobster. According to Maine Coast, a lobster wholesaler and distributor in York, the price point and the presentation of local lobsters are competing with the Australian market. Tom Adams, the co-owner of Maine Coast, says the Asian demand for Australian lobsters is driving the cost up.