ROCKPORT, Maine - The value of the Maine lobster fishery continues to grow, and landings continue to climb.
"Maine certainly is experiencing kind of a sweet spot in terms of its lobster fishery," says Jeff Nichols, of the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Nichols says Maine lobsters in 2016 were worth more than $533 million dollars - some $30 million more than the year before. It's the seventh year in a row that the catch value has increased. Nichols says not only are lobsters plentiful, but they're desirable for a number of reasons.