FILE - In this undated file photo, a sternman holds a lobster caught off South Bristol, Maine. Live lobster prices are high in New England and beyond as fishermen eagerly await the summer arrival of the region's beloved crustaceans, which could come slightly early and send prices down. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Summer price drop for live lobsters may come early this year

Prices vary around the country, but the arrival of New England’s lobsters will likely lower prices nationwide. Prices tend to fall every year in the summer when many lobsters reach legal trapping size and catches increase.