Information about Maine Lobster and Lobstermen
Maine Lobstermen's Association on Facebook.
"How to eat
lobster". By Mill Brook House, Bar Harbor, Maine.
"A profile of the average lobsterman",
The Working Waterfront,
July 2009. Did you know that the average Maine lobsterman is 50 years
old, depends on his spouse for medical insurance and additional income, and
does not live on the ocean (too expensive)? Read more about Maine
lobstermen in this online article.
"Truckin' with lobsters", The Working Waterfront, June 2009.
How does Maine lobster get shipped to other parts of the country? Most
of them fly. However, . . . read this online news article about a new
method for shipping lobster by truck.
Lobster. By the Island Institute. Read all about lobsters.
Gulf of Maine Lobster
Foundation. This is a non-profit organization that collaborates
with lobstermen, scientists and members of the communit to support a healthy
lobster fishery within the Gulf of Maine, conduct vessel-based field work,
protect and sustain the resource, encourage good stewardship of the marine
environment and provide outreach, education and economic opportunities.
Boat Tours. Take a ride on a lobster boat, see some lighthouses
from the ocean's perspective, experience the life of a lobsterman on a
working fishing vessel. Located in Addison, Maine.
Boat Racing Schedule. If you are looking for some summer fun with
a Maine theme then nothing can come closer than lobster boat races.
These races happen up and down the Maine coast every weekend.
Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association
966 North Maine Street, Winterport, Maine 04496
Notes from a Maine Lobster Village. A writer blogs about Maine lobster
villages, recipes, and fishing life.
Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation Blog.
Maine Lobster Museum. Located in Bar Harbor, Maine. This museum
recently suffered from a fire but has since been rebuilt.
2. Learn more about the Maine Lobster Museum
Questions, Answers, and
Facts about Maine Lobsters
How old do lobsters live to? That is a hard question but
some say they can possibly live for 30 to 40 years or more. Read more in
this news article published November 30, 2012 in The Huffington Post,
"Lobster Age Shown by Counting Its Rings Like a Tree, Study Reveals".
How big can lobsters get? Some lobsters get quite large.
The largest lobster ever caught in Maine waters was the size of a three year
old child and weighed 27 pounds. See
"Maine's biggest lobster returned to Atlantic Ocean", Reuters,
February 24, 2012.
How much lobster is caught in Maine waters? In 2011 a
record was set for the highest lobster catch in one year. Lobstermen
in Maine caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster.
3. Lobster accounts for about 70 percent of
the value of Maine seafood harvest.
How are live lobsters shipped from Maine to market? If the
destination is close (Boston, New York, or elsewhere in New England) the
lobsters go by truck. But to go a long distance, because of the short life
lobsters have when out of water, lobsters are shipped by high priority air
cargo. There are improvements being made to allowing shipping lobsters to
distant locations via ground transport incorporating advanced holding tank
News Articles About Maine Lobster
December 24, 2014.
"The Accidential Lobster Farmer". Modern Farmer.
July 21, 2014.
"77 years spent on the trappings of Maine lobster". Portland Press
Herald. Andy Gove, 84, of Stonington, Maine lives a life of lobster
boat racing and fishing.
May 7, 2011.
"Solid lobster catch foreseen, but high fuel prices loom".
Bangor Daily News.
February 18, 2011.
"93 million pound record lobster catch reported in 2010". Bangor
June 7, 2010.
"Lobsterman a tour guide". Bangor Daily News.
March 2, 2010.
"Record volume of lobster caught in Maine in '09". Bangor Daily
August 25, 2010.
"In Maine, a Rivalry Boils Up On the Lobster-Boat Racing Circuit".
The Wall Street Journal.
July 17, 2009.
"Martha Stewart: Visits To Maine Fed Craving For Lobster", Courant.com.
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"New live lobster road transport system", World Fishing &
Aquaculture, November 30, 2011.
"Work continues to rebuild lobster museum at Bar Harbor Oceanarium",
WCSH 6 Portland, September 27, 2011.
"Maine's 2011 lobster haul breaks record at over 100M pounds",
Bangor Daily News, January 31, 2012.
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