The restaurant was holding a drawing, but after an outpouring of concern, they did not want to “allow the future of this noble lobster to be determined by chance.”READ MORE: Plainville Firefighter In Coma After Contracting COVID-19
The lobster was caught off Nauset Beach in Orleans.READ MORE: How To Get An Appointment When COVID Vaccines Open For Mass. Residents 16+
Capt’n Elmer’s Manager Elise Costa said, “Often when we have lobsters this large, people come in to catch them, and they like to release them, which is kinda cool.”
The drawing will continue, but the winner will now choose between 21 pounds of smaller lobsters or the opportunity to participate in the lobster’s release.MORE NEWS: Vehicle Inspections Will Resume At Most Massachusetts Locations Saturday
Proceeds from the drawing benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. CLICK HERE for more information on the drawing.