Canadian Lobster is highly valued for its sweet and tender meat, which is eaten boiled, steamed, grilled, or in salads, sandwiches, and soups. The roe and tomalley are also considered delicacies and are sometimes served separately.
Canadian Lobster, also known as American lobster, is a species of marine crustacean found in the Atlantic coast of North America. It is highly valued for its meat, which is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world.
Canadian lobster has a distinctive appearance with its hard exoskeleton, claws, and long antennae. The shell is usually dark greenish-brown, but can also be blue or orange. The claws are large and asymmetrical, with one being larger and more powerful than the other. The body of the lobster is segmented, and it has eight legs, two of which are modified as claws.
Canadian lobster is found in the Atlantic coast of North America, from Labrador to North Carolina. It inhabits rocky, sandy, and muddy bottoms, and can be found at depths ranging from near shore to more than 50 meters.
Fishing and Seasonality
Canadian lobster is commercially harvested from late spring to early winter, with the peak season occurring in late fall. It is caught using lobster traps, which are baited cages that are lowered to the ocean floor and left for several days. The traps are then hauled back up to the surface, and the lobsters are sorted and sold.
Canadian lobster is highly valued for its sweet and tender meat, which is eaten boiled, steamed, grilled, or in salads, sandwiches, and soups. The meat is usually removed from the shell and served with butter or other sauces. The roe and tomalley, the lobster's liver and pancreas, are also considered delicacies and are sometimes served separately. The meat is high in protein and low in fat, and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Canadian lobster is a well-managed fishery, with strict regulations in place to protect the population and ensure sustainability. Size limits, minimum legal catch sizes, and other measures are enforced to protect juvenile lobsters and breeding stock. The fishery is also subject to seasonal closures and limits on the number of traps that can be used. These measures have helped to stabilize the population and ensure the continued availability of Canadian lobster for future generations.