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Maine lobster values jumped in 2013

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A 20-cent-a-pound increase in the average price lobstermen received for their catch caused the value of Maine’s most lucrative commercial fishery to jump by more than $20 million in 2013.

By preliminary estimates, the overall value of Maine’s lobster landings in 2013 was $364.5 million, according to statistics released this week by the Maine Department of Marine Resources. That estimated value is nearly $23 million more than the $341.7 million that lobstermen hauled in during 2012, the Bangor Daily News reported.