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Time for Fair Trade Lobster?

Fair trade certified products, are products such as Coffee where the distributors agree to pay the producer a fair price. The idea is that the consumer may pay a bit more, but the Grower gets paid a higher price and is able to make a better living for himself and his family.

The price of lobster allways seems to be even lower then the previous year. Lobseter is now being sold at $3/pound, fisherman are selling out of their trucks in parking lots to get a fair price, typically at around $5/pound. The guy who does the hard work, and assumes the most risk is the one who sees the least reward. Retail Prices have seeming stayed the same.

Is it time for Fair Trade Certified Lobster?

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