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BOSTON (CBS) – Governor Patrick has declared Saturday, October 12, 2013 Lobster Day in Massachusetts.

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The official proclamation was issued to honor the the industry that brings in an estimated $250 million each year to the state’s economy.

According to the proclamation, lobsters are the state’s most valuable single marine species.

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Click here to view the proclamation.

In 2012, Massachusetts fishermen hauled in more than 14.5 million pounds of lobster.

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