Lobstermen friends of mine have been excited lately because the seafood dealers are paying $10 and up a pound for lobster - boat price. Seems there is quite a shortage at the moment and all reserves have been used up.
But if you are headed to Bar Harbor this summer don't worry, you won't be paying $20 a pound. Typically by late spring the lobster landings go way up and the prices fall to more reasonable amounts. Expect to pay around $7 a pound at the market or $12 a pound at a restaurant with some places offering early bird deals for $15 - $17 including sides.