A somewhat average season for fishermen

Changing weather patterns are making it difficult for fishermen in the Northeast.

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)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Changing weather patterns are making it difficult for fishermen in the Northeast. Schermerhorn’s seafood owner Mike Fitzgerald told 22news its been an average season so far, but some things have been different.

The fast changing weather patterns here in the Northeast interfered with the timing to catch certain kinds of fish. Its been the cooler weather patterns that has thrown some fishermen off. Timing has certainly been off for catching lobster.

Mike Fitzgerald also told 22News, “Lobster right now wasn’t as early as they expected with the shells because of the water not warming up like they expected it to, thought it was going to warm up because the spring was so cool.”

Besides the weather, restrictions are playing a big role in the lack of consumption. This year cod is being restricted by 65%, putting a cut on the catch. This has thrown the cod market way off making cod more expensive.

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