Lobster

High prices push lobster off restaurant menus

The current price of American lobster in Boston is more than 30 percent higher than it was at this time last year.

Late winter storms and other factors have driven lobster prices so high that restaurants have started taking them off their menus.

The price of Homarus americanus, or American lobster, the species found mainly in the North Atlantic between New Jersey and Labrador, usually increases at this time of year as reserves from the fall season are depleted by sales during New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day. But the current price of American lobster in Boston, the int

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