Lobster prices here in NE are near record highs. The most frequently given reasons are the canadians shipping more overseas and the fact the critters haven't come in from their off shore hideouts. The in shore waters haven't warmed up enough yet. That, combined with high gas prices for the boats, means lobster will be a bit pricier than usual this spring.
Can't wait for that global warming to kick in. We have tickets for Fenway Thursday and will probably be snowed out.