As a summer resident and native, there is nothing I’d like better than to take your suggestion and eat Maine lobster (“Our View: Mainers should buy more lobsters now,” Aug. 9).

I have great sympathy for the low price that lobstermen are getting and would very much like to help.

But eating more lobster only helps the middleman’s profit. I recently had a lobster roll at Ocean House Pizza, and the owner told me his cost had actually gone up to $24 per pound! Maybe the tourists don’t, but we Mainers do care about the price. If there were less greed between the catch and our mouths, we’d buy more.

Mark Stitham is a resident of Cape Elizabeth.