A lobsterman in Gloucester found quite a surprise in his trap — a “monster” lobster, caught off the coast last week.
A North Shore lobsterman apparently used the force this weekend to scoop up a mutant lobster that bears a striking resemblance to Star Wars character Darth Maul.
Ocean temperatures have been higher than normal in the Gulf of Maine, creating worries among lobstermen that there could be a repeat of last spring’s early harvest that resulted in a market glut, a crash in the prices fishermen get and a blockade of Maine-caught lobsters in Canada.
Nothing beats hitting up a local lobster shack on the North Shore when the weather warms up and the craving for fresh seafood sets in.
The state’s lobster catch surged 18 percent last year for another record, but a marketplace glut depressed the value of its signature seafood, causing financial hardship for lobstermen, processing plants and dealers up and down the East Coast, officials said Friday.
No, this is not the Aquarium playing a Halloween trick! A lobster with an orange side and a black side, perfectly split down the middle, has just arrived in its appropriate Halloween colors.
Kyle Murdock comes from a lobster fishing family. He’s opening the Sea Hag seafood processing plant in Tenants Harbor.
The 21-pound lobster that was caught off Cape Cod will now live at the New England Aquarium.
When a 100-pound shipment of lobsters arrived at Bill Sarro’s seafood shop and restaurant last month, it contained six orange crustaceans that have been said to be a 1-in-10-million oddity.
The 21 pound lobster caught off Nauset Beach in Orleans will be released.