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  • 23-Pound, 95-Year-Old Lobster Becomes Local NY Celebrity

    07/22/2015 8:24:25 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    ABC news ^ | 7/17/15 | STEFANIE TUDER
    Home> Lifestyle 23-Pound, 95-Year-Old Lobster Becomes Local NY Celebrity Jul 17, 2015, 3:24 PM ET By STEFANIE TUDER STEFANIE TUDER More from STEFANIE » via Good Morning America Share 232 Share on email 18 Comments PHOTO: This 23-pound lobster is estimated to be 95 years old. This 23-pound lobster is estimated to be 95 years old. Jordan Lobster Farms Lobsterman Stephen Jordan got quite the surprise in his morning shellfish shipment this past Tuesday morning. A 23-pound surprise, to be exact. “One of our fishermen sent it down and said, ‘Oh, you gotta look, I have a surprise in one...
  • Split-colored lobster caught off Maine, 1 in 50 million find (photos)

    07/07/2015 12:58:48 PM PDT · by shotgun · 52 replies
    Yakima Herald Republic ^ | July 7, 2015 | Yoon S Byum
    A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine.
  • Missouri Republicans are trying to ban food stamp recipients from buying steak and seafood

    04/03/2015 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 194 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | By Roberto A. Ferdman
    In 2013, Fox News proudly broadcast an interview with a young food stamp recipient who claimed to be using the government benefit to purchase lobster and sushi."This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing," Greenslate explained to Fox. “It’s free food; it’s awesome."That story fit a longtime conservative suspicion that poor people use food stamps to purchase luxury items. Now, a Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is pushing for legislation that would stop people like Greenslate and severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy. The bill being proposed would ban the purchase with food stamps...
  • Red Lobster admits defeat after failed attempt to appeal to people who didn't like seafood

    11/03/2014 1:57:16 PM PST · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2014 | David McCormack
    Struggling restaurant chain Red Lobster is going back to its roots with a new menu that’s set to feature more dishes featuring lobster. A revamped menu announced on Monday removes several poorly received non-seafood dishes including Spicy Tortilla Soup and a Wood-Grilled Pork Chop. These non-seafood dishes had been added by the chain's previous owner, Darden Restaurants Inc., in the vain hope of attracting people who don't like seafood as sales declined.
  • For lobster divers, a thrilling hunt can become a deadly catch

    10/07/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 6, 2014 | Megan Nicolai
    ... The lobster season opened Sept. 27, and over the next six days at least five divers died in the ocean off Southern California. Four of the five died while hunting lobster, and the deaths served as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with a sport sometimes known as “bug hunting.” ...
  • Jim Gaffigan: OBSESSED - Seafood (video)

    09/23/2014 6:09:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-25-2014 | Jim Gaffigan
    Here is a sneak peak of Obsessed, new one hour comedy special.
  • Scituate Fish Market Owner to Release 18-Pound Lobster (75 Years Old)

    07/18/2014 4:56:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | Posted Jul. 16, 2014 | Jessica Trufant
    The 18-pound, barnacle-encrusted lobster had seen better days. After evading for at least 75 years the fate met by countless other crustaceans, he found himself in an offshore trawler, ultimately ending up in the tank at Mullaney’s Fish Market in Scituate. Luckily for the lobster, store owner Joby Norton has a soft spot for older sea creatures. “We’ve had people come in who wanted to buy him for the Fourth, but we decided we don’t want to sell him,” Norton said Tuesday in his Scituate Harbor market. “We’re better off letting him go so he can live out his life.”...
  • New species of lobster discovered off the coast of South Africa is named after Nelson Mandela

    01/10/2014 1:39:30 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    A new species of crustacean has been named in honour of Nelson Mandela. The squat lobster is related to hermit crabs and now has the Latin name Munidopsis mandelai in honour of the South African revolutionary. The sea creature was discovered in a relatively unexplored area of the Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge, off the coast of South Africa, in 2011.
  • 'The Girl With the Lobster Tattoo' to Research Deadly Lobster Disease

    10/24/2013 1:05:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 3 Oct 2013
    Charlotte Davies has won grants from the Society of Biology and Climate Change Consortium for Wales to carry out research in Canada.She's known as “the girl with the lobster tattoo”. And now Swansea University’s lobster-loving student Charlotte Davies has received funding to further her research into a devastating disease which can kill the sea creatures in big numbers. Charlotte, from Llangollen, has won grants from the Society of Biology and Climate Change Consortium for Wales to carry out research into the disease at the Atlantic Veterinary College Lobster Science Centre in Charlottetown, Canada, where she is currently hard at work....
  • Rare six-clawed lobster is caught off Massachusetts

    09/09/2013 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Grind TV ^ | September 09, 2013 | by David Strege
    Fishermen discover mutated crustacean in trap and donate it to Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor where it will go on public display. A very rare lobster is set to go on public display this week at the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor where it will live among other odd-looking lobsters, mostly those with strange coloring. But this one will stand out for something quite extraordinary: it has six claws. Capt. Peter Brown and fisherman Richard Figueiredo were lobster fishing aboard The Rachel Leah, one of the five boats featured in “Lobster Wars” on Discovery Channel, when they caught...
  • Brilliant blue lobster caught off Antigonish, N.S.

    06/10/2013 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    CBC News ^ | JUNE 9, 2013
    A rare blue lobster was caught in waters near Antigonish on Friday. According to research based out of the University of Maine, the odds of catching a blue lobster in North America are about one in two million. The blue coloration is caused by a genetic defect that causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that gives the lobster the unique color. Sheldon Trenholm of South River, N.S. was the lucky lobsterman who caught the brilliant blue crustacean near Monks Head. Trenholm said at first he didn't know what it was thrashing in the trap...
  • President Obama, First Lady Dine At Nobu Waikiki With Friends

    01/06/2013 2:27:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Obama Foodorama ^ | January 5, 2013 | Eddie Gehman Kohan
    Threepeat: President visits same restaurants on this year's vacation as last year's... After a day of golf, President Obama on Friday night had a long, late dinner in Waikiki, spending more than 3 1/2 hours at Nobu restaurant. Joined by First Lady Obama and an unidentified group of friends, the President arrived at the "perennially hip" Waikiki Parc Hotel at 8:35 PM, home to Nobu, which bills itself as "yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes." The closed-off streets around the hotel filled with excited crowds as word of the President's presence spread through Waikiki....
  • No baloney: Global Warming creates a largesse of lobster

    07/09/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 9, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on July 9, 2012 by Anthony Watts Lobster plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Who says “global warming” doesn’t have some positive value? Well I guess if you are a tofu chomping green that recoils at the thought of eating lobster, you wouldn’t see this in a positive light, but many people do.Miguel Rakiewicz submits this in WUWT Tips and Notes today:Newly abundant and much cheaper lobster thanks to Global Warming. ———————————A story published in The Toronto Star in print on Saturday, 07 July 2012, and on the web on Friday, 06 July 2012, (06 July 2012) http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1223031–lobster-is-now-cheaper-than-cold-cuts-in-some-places-mclobster-anyonereveals that lobster prices have...
  • N.H. firm steaming after DoD reneges on lobster deal

    12/14/2011 5:47:51 AM PST · by weldAllday · 22 replies
    NHBR ^ | December 9, 2011 | NHBR new hampshire buisness review
    "Cancellation of a military contract to supply lobster to troops in Afghanistan caused havoc in the lobster industry in Maine and New Hampshire, "The military blatantly disregarded how this would affect people," a Dutch food supply company that supplies the Defense Logistic Agency with all sorts of meals. (The suit also names subsidiaries Supreme Logistics, based in Dubai, and Supreme Foodservice GmbH, based in Switzerland.)
  • Bizarre Blue Lobster Saved From the Pot and to Go on Display at the London Aquarium

    11/17/2011 4:23:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/17/2011 | Euan Stretch
    HE was heading for a pan of boiling water, ready to be served up for dinner. But this electric-blue lobster has given scientists food for thought instead because of its colour. The eye-catching crustacean named Lionel was caught by fishermen off Scotland and sent to a London market. Advertisement >> But fishmonger Rex Goldsmith thought he was too beautiful to eat and bought him for a tenner before handing him over to the Natural History Museum. Rex, 45, who saw Lionel at Billingsgate Market while buying supplies for his Chelsea Fishmonger shop, said: “It’s the most striking blue lobster I...
  • What is wrong with this picture?

    09/19/2011 8:31:05 AM PDT · by Bean Counter · 102 replies
    Found on the ground in the parking lot.
  • Iraqi sniper who killed two Marines released as families mark fifth anniversary of deaths

    08/21/2011 11:10:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/21/11 | Michael Daly
    The Iraqi sniper captured after he killed two Marines has been freed and is at liberty - even as the still-grieving families of Brooklyn-raised Capt. John McKenna 4th and Queens-raised Michael Glover gather in Rockaway today for a memorial marking the fifth anniversary of their deaths.The families had been assured that "as long as there is a Marine in Iraq, the sniper will remain in jail." Their already overwhelming loss has been compounded by the failure of the Defense Department to inform them that Muhammad (Big Ears) Awwad Ahmad had been released.
  • Maine has record lobster harvest (Yum)

    02/20/2011 5:27:07 PM PST · by nuconvert · 95 replies
    PORTLAND, Maine – Preliminary figures show Maine fishermen caught a record 93.4 million pounds of lobster in 2010 valued at more than $308 million.
  • Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place?

    10/14/2010 4:52:25 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 14, 2010
    Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place? posted at 7:15 pm on October 14, 2010 by Allahpundit regular view When Drudge puts up the red font — with italics, no less — we’re almost obliged to blog it, aren’t we? I’m … outrageously outraged?
  • Why Michelle Obama Should Stay Out of Restaurants

    09/16/2010 1:38:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Stir ^ | September 15, 2010 | Julie Ryan Evans
    Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the National Restaurant Association with stern advice about the fare they should serve up -- less butter and cream, fewer fries. “I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business,” she said. “But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love." She also gave them advice on advertising. “It’s not enough just to limit ads for...
  • Michelle Obama brings anti obesity campaign to Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Transcript

    09/14/2010 9:38:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release September 14, 2010 REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY TO THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. 10:29 A.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much, truly. (Applause.) Everyone, please. Thank you so much. Good morning. AUDIENCE: Good morning! MRS. OBAMA: Let me tell you, I am as thrilled to be here as you all sound. (Laughter.) I'm really honored. And I'd like to thank the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and CHCI for inviting me to come speak at your policy conference today. I...
  • Obamas hit Spanish beach, with help from police (Michelle Antoinette rested in hut)

    08/06/2010 5:49:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 107 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2010
    ESTEPONA, Spain — Spanish police have cleared off a stretch of beach for U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha to relax by the Mediterranean after a busy day of sightseeing. Police used palm trees Friday to mark off the boundaries of a 100-meter (100-yard) expanse for the American delegation. On either side, onlookers gawked. As the first lady rested inside a canvas hut ...
  • Yellow Lobster Pulled From RI's Narragansett Bay

    08/01/2010 1:30:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/1/2010
    It's not made of gold, but a yellow lobster pulled from Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay is very rare. Lobsterman Denny Ingram says he found the lobster in one of his pots the bay's East Passage last week. It is golden on the top and bright yellow on both sides. Experts say the genetic feature is very rare, occurring in about 1 in 30 million lobsters.
  • President Obama, wife Michelle and kids to see sights, eat lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine

    07/16/2010 11:05:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies · 2+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 7/16/2010 | Melissa Grace
    Mount Desert Island, Maine - Exactly 100 years after the last President visited this coastal haven in Maine for old-money Republicans, President Obama and his family are arriving Friday for the weekend. The summer playground of the Astors, the Rockefellers and the Morgans - as well as newer social titans like Martha Stewart - the island is positively aflutter. "There is a lot of buzz," said Mary Miller, owner of the White Ginger clothing store in the hamlet of Northeast Harbor. "It's the Republican stronghold of the Northeast," she said.
  • LOBSTER CRISIS: Five-year ban on lobstering possible

    06/11/2010 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 86 replies · 2,774+ views
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 11 2010 | unknown
    Lobstermen in southern New England are facing a possible five-year fishing ban after biologists made that recommendation to regulators, saying the drastic step is needed to save the depleted stock . . . The vast majority of lobsters caught in the Northeast are trapped north of Cape Cod to Maine, an area that accounts for about 93 percent of the catch and has recently grappled with the opposite problem — a glut of lobsters on the market . . .
  • Town told washed-up lobsters off-limits

    01/06/2010 4:25:33 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,370+ views
    upi. ^ | Jan. 6, 2010
    ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A small Canadian seaside town in New Brunswick has been warned lobsters that wash ashore cannot be eaten because they weren't caught under license. After an Atlantic storm Saturday, the crustaceans began washing ashore at Petit-Rocher on the northeastern coast and word spread quickly, the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal reported. However, John St.-Coeur, a spokesman for the federal Fisheries and Oceans ministry issued a statement warning beachcomber they were breaking the law that says lobster can only be taken in traps by licensed fishermen during open season. Anyone else collecting lobsters could be...
  • Lobster-Like Creature Eats Wood

    01/03/2010 7:11:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,188+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/3/10
    In the deep sea, food is scarce and the menu short - so short that at least one organism eats the table along with the fare. In fact, the table may be the main course for Munidopsis andamanica, a crustacean known as a "squat lobster," related to true lobsters. Although the 850-plus squat lobster species are thought to be generalist scavengers, M. andamanica is the first to be found that eats wood. If that seems an improbable diet for a deep-sea crustacean, consider that most logs that wash out to sea eventually sink, delivering precious nutrients to the seafloor in...
  • Low lobster demand puts fishermen in red (at 50% price of a halibut)

    01/03/2010 6:59:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 2,178+ views
    FT ^ | 01/01/01 | Bernard Simon
    Low lobster demand puts fishermen in red By Bernard Simon in Toronto Published: January 1 2010 21:02 | Last updated: January 1 2010 21:02 At a time when prices for commodities such as tea, cocoa and sugar are soaring to their highest levels in years, lobster, a delicacy associated with luxury living, is selling at bargain prices. Prices have sunk so far over the past two years that some mass-market restaurant chains have added lobster to their menus. Tennessee-based Ruby Tuesday, with about 850 outlets in the US, offers lobster tails, as well as lobster carbonara and lobster macaroni and...
  • Don’t boil a lobster, give it a zap instead

    11/20/2009 2:29:54 AM PST · by Daffynition · 67 replies · 4,823+ views
    TheChronicalHerald.ca ^ | Nov 19 2009 | BILL POWER
    A company in the United Kingdom is about to lift the lid on a device that zaps lobster with electricity to kill them, and the inventor said Wednesday his humane alternative to boiling is about to give the entire industry a jolt. British entrepreneur Simon Buckhaven said the CrustaStun system, developed over the past decade by his company Studham Technologies Limited, near London, kills the lobster with an electric charge, so the crustacean feels no "pain or distress." "I am entirely aware this product will be greeted at first with some skepticism among people in the lobster industry in Eastern...
  • Bombs in water lead to Maine island lobstering ban

    09/15/2009 1:51:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 798+ views
    hosted ^ | 28 minutes ago | CLARKE CANFIELD
    PORTLAND, Maine — A new Coast Guard rule has closed down fishing grounds around a remote Maine island following the discovery of unexploded bombs on the ocean bottom from when the Navy used the rocky outcropping as an aerial bombing range. The Coast Guard put the rule into effect last week. It establishes a safety zone banning mariners from the shallow lobster-rich waters around Seal Island.
  • Lobster wars rock remote Maine island

    09/04/2009 10:44:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 622+ views
    hosted ^ | Sep 4 | CLARKE CANFIELD
    MATINICUS ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- Life here is defined by the ocean. It's the ocean that feeds the livelihoods of the lobstermen. It's the ocean that dictates the weather. And it's 20 miles of ocean that separates Matinicus from the mainland and makes it a world apart.
  • NH man snares rare, cobalt-blue lobster

    08/22/2009 8:55:22 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 68 replies · 2,471+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Aug 22, 2009 | staff reporter
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — At first, New Hampshire lobsterman Bill Marconi thought he had caught a shiny blue beer can in his trap. It turns out it was a rare, cobalt-blue lobster. The 52-year-old lobsterman was out hauling 400 traps with his son Wednesday when he snared the 1 1/2-pound lobster in between his dock and the Isle of Shoals, about six miles off the coast. New England Aquarium Research Director Mike Tlusty told Foster's Daily Democrat only one in 5 million lobsters are blue [snip]
  • Low Lobster Prices Leave NE Fishermen To Sink Or Swim

    08/21/2009 9:35:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies · 1,101+ views
    wbztv. ^ | Aug 20, 2009 | Dawn Hasbrouck
    Lobster is a New England tradition often associated with luxury. These days, more people are able to tie up their bibs and melt down the butter because lobster prices have sunk to a new low. While this is great news for consumers, fishermen are forced to find new ways to make money. THE FISHERMAN Bernie Feeney is the president of the Massachusetts Lobstermen's Assocation. He's been fishing for 31 years and he still loves his job. "I love fishing, but I'm not crazy about the business at this point," he said. Since October, lobstermen have been trapped by the economic...
  • With Lobster Prices Low, Things Get Ugly in Maine

    08/16/2009 10:15:35 PM PDT · by BGHater · 82 replies · 2,695+ views
    WSJ ^ | 15 Aug 2009 | SIMMI AUJLA
    Maine lobstermen are cutting competitors' trap lines, sinking boats and, in one case, shooting each other. Law-enforcement officials and people in Maine's tight-knit coastal communities say economic pressure on the state's 5,000 active lobstermen may be fueling the tension. With prices for the state's crustaceans at the lowest level since the early 1990s, lobstermen are having trouble covering bait, fuel and equipment costs, they say. Lobsterman Keith Simmonds, of Owls Head, Maine, suspects rivals sank his boat, First Light, on Aug. 5. In the hours after midnight, vandals slashed the boat's pipes and flooded it with salt water, damaging its...
  • NJ Man Who Stole 91 Lobsters Sentenced to 4 Years

    07/14/2009 6:02:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 625+ views
    Southern Ledger ^ | 2009-07-14
    A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to stealing 91 lobster tails from an Atlantic City casino's kitchen by cramming them into his jacket and backpack. He's been sentenced to four years in prison. Anthony Jones took the frozen lobsters from Bally's Atlantic City in February and tried to sneak them out in his jacket and backpack. A security guard monitoring a surveillance camera noticed his clothes were unusually bulky, and stopped him. He pleaded guilty to burglary on Friday in deal with prosecutors, who dropped additional charges. The lobsters, worth $1,275, were destroyed.
  • NJ man who stole 91 lobsters sentenced to 4 years

    07/14/2009 9:05:09 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 734+ views
    .southernledger ^ | 2009-07-14
    A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to stealing 91 lobster tails from an Atlantic City casino's kitchen by cramming them into his jacket and backpack. He's been sentenced to four years in prison. Anthony Jones took the frozen lobsters from Bally's Atlantic City in February and tried to sneak them out in his jacket and backpack. A security guard monitoring a surveillance camera noticed his clothes were unusually bulky, and stopped him. He pleaded guilty to burglary on Friday in deal with prosecutors, who dropped additional charges. The lobsters, worth $1,275, were destroyed.
  • The Mystery of Cheap Lobster (Lobster Prices Dropping!!!)

    06/28/2009 10:34:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 121 replies · 2,702+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | June 24, 2009 | Trevor Corson
    What has the world come to? A report has come across the newswire telling of misery among the lobstermen of New England. They have too many lobsters, and no one wants to buy them. Remember when lobster was one of the most expensive foods you could buy? Now it's so cheap that fishermen are hawking lobsters on the street for a few bucks.
  • Trap Your Lobster Dinner

    06/27/2009 2:54:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 324+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 26
    Sure lobster is delicious, but somehow you’ll savor its flavor more when you catch it yourself. For a memorable family outing reserve a spot on a working lobster boat. This unique experience offers something the whole family can enjoy and is perfect for the entourage of visitors that commonly arrive over the summer. Lucky Catch Cruises at 170 Commercial Street in Portland, Maine offers five 1 ˝ hour trips daily in July and August. Venturing off to Portland Headlight, Seal Watch and Lighthead Passage, the Lucky Catch boards 14-20 persons per trip. Choose to be as interactive on this trip...
  • Mass. yellow lobster is a 1 in 30 million rarity

    06/11/2009 9:44:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 1,658+ views
    philly/news/ ^ | Jun. 11, 2009
    EASTHAM, Mass. - This lobster will catch your eye, but not because you're imagining its tail dipped in butter. It is bright orange and yellow, even though it's never been near a boiling pot. Specialists tell The Boston Globe it's called a "yellow lobster" and it's one in 30 million. The lobster now named Fiona was recently caught off Canada. It was given by a friend to Nathan Nickerson, the owner of Arnold's Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham, on Cape Cod. New England Aquarium director of research Michael Tlusty says a rare genetic mutation produces yellow lobsters. Life isn't...
  • Lobster Industry Seeking Bank-Style Bail Out

    04/02/2009 4:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies · 1,406+ views
    CBC ^ | April 1, 2009
    Fearing a crash of prices, lobster fishermen and processors in eastern Canada are looking for bridge financing from the federal government similar to that being offered other industries around the world. Processors and fishermen made presentations on the troubles in the industry to the federal fisheries standing committee in Charlottetown Tuesday. With lobster season opening in about a month, processors still have large inventories in their warehouses. The industry fears the opening of the spring season will take the bottom out of prices. "Lobsters are going to be worth nothing," said fisherman Wayne Campbell. "Hate to say that. I preached...
  • Police: Man caught red-handed pinching 91 lobsters

    02/25/2009 4:32:56 PM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies · 2,652+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2009 | Peter Mucha
    No doubt the casino was steamed. Ninety-one lobsters had somehow walked out of the kitchen at Bally's Atlantic City on Thursday. Apparently they left inside a backpack and tucked inside a man's clothes, according to reports. Good thing for him those lobsters were frozen. Nobody stuffs live lobsters inside a jacket or pants. The alleged perp aroused suspicion for a few reasons. First, the overly bulky clothing. Second, he was walking very slowly, police told the Atlantic City Press. Third, kitchens are off-limits to the public, so an officer watching surveillance cameras noticed. Soon the suspect found himself trapped, along...
  • Lobster Regains His Freedom At Age 140

    01/11/2009 1:34:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies · 3,002+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/01/2009 | Michelle Nichols
    Lobster to regain his freedom at age 140 01/01/09 NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lobster thought to be about 140 years old will be returned to the ocean after briefly becoming the mascot for a New York City restaurant, an animal rights group said on Friday. The 20-pound (9-kg) lobster was caught off the coast of Canada about two weeks ago and bought for $100 (65 pounds) by City Crab and Seafood to become its mascot, said manager Keith Valenti. "We bought a big lobster, started taking pictures with kids and it worked out real well," said Valenti, adding it...
  • NYC eatery grants freedom to lobster centenarian [PETA saves another life]

    01/10/2009 3:42:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 49 replies · 2,679+ views
    AP via Denver Post ^ | Jan 10, 2009 | VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A 140-year-old lobster once destined for a dinner plate received the gift of life Friday from a Park Avenue seafood restaurant. George, the 20-pound supercentenarian crustacean, was freed by City Crab and Seafood in New York City. "We applaud the folks at City Crab and Seafood for their compassionate decision to allow this noble old-timer to live out his days in freedom and peace," said Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA spokesman Michael McGraw said the group asked City Crab to return George to the Atlantic Ocean after a...
  • Let Them Eat Lobster

    10/19/2008 1:02:42 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStones · 101 replies · 3,297+ views
    PumaPac ^ | 10/19/2008
  • Obama's Fancy Snack

    10/17/2008 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Samizdat · 64 replies · 3,445+ views
    NY Post - Page six ^ | 10/17/07 | Page Six
    October 17, 2008 -- THOUGH he's battling GOP accusations that he's an Ivy League elitist, Barack Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous, like TV show host Robin Leach, who always signed off, "Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!" While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service....
  • OBAMA'S FANCY SNACK

    10/17/2008 4:43:21 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 170 replies · 7,949+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2008 --
    THOUGH he's battling GOP accusations that he's an Ivy League elitist, Barack Obama has a lifestyle of the rich and famous,(clip)While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d'oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne,(clip)
  • Sour economy pushes down Northeast lobster prices

    10/09/2008 2:38:49 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies · 707+ views
    itemlive.com ^ | October 9, 2008 | David Liscio
    LYNN - A devastated national economy has sent Maine lobster prices spiraling downward as cash-strapped consumers cut back on seafood delicacies and fishermen wrestle with rising costs for bait and fuel. With off-the-boat prices as low as $2.60 a pound this week, some lobstermen say they’re ready to pursue different careers. Some dealers bracing for the loss reportedly are suggesting the lobstermen set fewer traps, which would create artificial scarcity and likely push prices upward.
  • Woman Pays $1,000 to Rescue Lobster

    07/20/2008 5:21:37 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 35 replies · 184+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.21.2008 | UPI
    A Canadian woman says she plans to release a giant lobster after she paid $1,000 to rescue the crustacean from a fish market. Laura-Leah Shaw forked over $1,000 to purchase the 22-pound lobster, dubbed Big Dee-Dee, from the Big Fish seafood market in Shediac, New Brunswick, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Sunday. The report said two unnamed Ontario groups contributed $1,000 each to rescue the animal, which is thought to be 100 years old. Big Fish was auctioning Dee Dee off for an opening price of $1,000, the Broadcasting Corp. said. Denis Breau, owner of the fish market, said at...
  • Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston (James Hook & Co. - 60K lbs. of lobster lost)

    05/30/2008 1:45:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/08 | Mark Pratt - ap
    BOSTON - More than 80 years ago, the Hook brothers started trucking their catch of lobsters from Maine and Canada to Boston's fish piers, selling them directly to the city's top restaurants. Ever since, four generations of Hooks have kept their seafood wholesale business in a squat wooden building with a corrugated steel roof, resisting multiple offers from developers as luxury hotels, gleaming office towers and the Big Dig highway project dwarfed and surrounded them. On Friday, a seven-alarm fire gutted their landmark waterfront location, causing $5 million in damage that included the loss of 60,000 pounds of lobster, but...
  • Diver in lobster wrestling match

    07/12/2007 5:58:14 PM PDT · by Shermy · 26 replies · 1,121+ views
    BBC ^ | JUly 10, 2007
    An experienced diver told how he "wrestled" a 3ft (0.9m) lobster into a string bag after it attacked him. Chris Hovard, from Wyke Regis, Dorset, was diving when the creature - weighing more than 10lbs - scuttled towards him near Weymouth jetty on Saturday. The 51-year-old, who has been diving for 34 years, said he had never seen a crustacean "anywhere near this size". The lobster, he named Lemmy after the lead singer of rock band Motorhead, is now at Weymouth's Sea Life Park. Mr Hovard said: "I was diving when I spotted an old boiler which I believe may...