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    merryb Guest

    Default Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    lobster?

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >lobster?


    There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    they are selling is imported. The lobster from the northeast coast of
    the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. And they may be
    advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    those are not as good eating. I don't eat lobster.
    http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:12:39 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >>have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >>of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >>ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >>lobster?

    >
    >There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    >they are selling is imported. The lobster from the northeast coast of
    >the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    >I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. And they may be
    >advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    >those are not as good eating. I don't eat lobster.
    >http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster



    Lobster right now is very cheap. The Maine lobstermen are pissed
    because they are still trying to sell at higher prices, but the
    Canadian guys are willing to sell very cheap. A lot of seafood
    crosses the border in both directions depending on exchange rate and
    demand. CDN $ is .98 US right now.

    Many New England restaurants are having specials on lobster and
    supermarkets are selling it cheap. The catch is good right now and
    prices off the boat are the lowest I've seen in a half dozen years.

    We had hot buttered lobster rolls for dinner tonight.

    How can you tell a Maine Lobsterman? He is the guy driving an $80,000
    pickup truck and complains the price of lobster is too low.

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    merryb Guest

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    On Jul 13, 6:12*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <msg...@juno.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    > >have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    > >of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    > >ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    > >lobster?

    >
    > There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    > they are selling is imported. *The lobster from the northeast coast of
    > the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    > I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. *And they may be
    > advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    > those are not as good eating. *I don't eat lobster.http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster


    I didn't say they were here at that price...

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On Jul 13, 7:41*pm, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:12:39 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > >On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <msg...@juno.com>
    > >wrote:

    >
    > >>That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    > >>have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    > >>of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    > >>ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    > >>lobster?

    >
    > >There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    > >they are selling is imported. *The lobster from the northeast coast of
    > >the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    > >I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. *And they may be
    > >advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    > >those are not as good eating. *I don't eat lobster.
    > >http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster

    >
    > Lobster right now is very cheap. *The Maine lobstermen are pissed
    > because they are still trying to sell at higher prices, but the
    > Canadian guys are willing to sell very cheap. *A lot of seafood
    > crosses the border in both directions depending on exchange rate and
    > demand. CDN $ is .98 US right now.
    >
    > Many New England restaurants are having specials on lobster and
    > supermarkets are selling it cheap. *The catch is good right now and
    > prices off the boat are the lowest I've seen in a half dozen years.
    >
    > We had hot buttered lobster rolls for dinner tonight.
    >
    > How can you tell a Maine Lobsterman? *He is the guy driving an $80,000
    > pickup truck and complains the price of lobster is too low.


    Thanks Ed- you just verified what I heard on the news!

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On 7/13/2012 10:41 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

    > Lobster right now is very cheap. The Maine lobstermen are pissed
    > because they are still trying to sell at higher prices, but the
    > Canadian guys are willing to sell very cheap. A lot of seafood
    > crosses the border in both directions depending on exchange rate and
    > demand. CDN $ is .98 US right now.
    >
    > Many New England restaurants are having specials on lobster and
    > supermarkets are selling it cheap. The catch is good right now and
    > prices off the boat are the lowest I've seen in a half dozen years.


    My guess would be the lack of hurricanes so far. Don't the big storms
    make it harder to fish for the lobsters which cause the prices to go up?
    I learned that on a TV show so it may or may not be true.


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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On 7/14/2012 12:12 AM, merryb wrote:
    > On Jul 13, 6:12 pm, Brooklyn1<Gravesend1> wrote:
    >> On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb<msg...@juno.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >>> have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >>> of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >>> ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >>> lobster?

    >>
    >> There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    >> they are selling is imported. The lobster from the northeast coast of
    >> the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    >> I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. And they may be
    >> advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    >> those are not as good eating. I don't eat lobster.http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster

    >
    > I didn't say they were here at that price...


    And I thought there are Pacific lobsters, but they don't have claws
    either. I didn't try one when we went to SF a couple of years ago, but
    one of my nieces did, and being used to Maine lobster, she didn't like
    the Pacific one at all.


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    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?


    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >>have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >>of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >>ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >>lobster?

    >
    > There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    > they are selling is imported. The lobster from the northeast coast of
    > the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    > I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. And they may be
    > advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    > those are not as good eating. I don't eat lobster.
    > http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster



    No lobster on the west coast? We have spiny lobsters. They are mostly tail
    meat but they are HUGE and are incredibly good. Back when I was rich I
    would fly dates to Catalina Island for the day and we'd dine on spiny
    lobster and champagne at Avalon Bay. I prefer spiny lobster meat to NE
    lobster meat.

    Paul



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    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:5000f81f$0$28606$[email protected] .com...
    > On 7/13/2012 10:41 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    >
    >> Lobster right now is very cheap. The Maine lobstermen are pissed
    >> because they are still trying to sell at higher prices, but the
    >> Canadian guys are willing to sell very cheap. A lot of seafood
    >> crosses the border in both directions depending on exchange rate and
    >> demand. CDN $ is .98 US right now.
    >>
    >> Many New England restaurants are having specials on lobster and
    >> supermarkets are selling it cheap. The catch is good right now and
    >> prices off the boat are the lowest I've seen in a half dozen years.

    >
    > My guess would be the lack of hurricanes so far. Don't the big storms make
    > it harder to fish for the lobsters which cause the prices to go up? I
    > learned that on a TV show so it may or may not be true.


    Actually the East coats waters are warming due to global climate change and
    this is forcing lobsters farther north into colder waters. So they are
    having a glut of "our" lobsters.

    Paul
    >




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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:42:56 -0400, Cheryl wrote:

    > And I thought there are Pacific lobsters, but they don't have claws
    > either. I didn't try one when we went to SF a couple of years ago, but
    > one of my nieces did, and being used to Maine lobster, she didn't like
    > the Pacific one at all.


    Pacific lobsters are warm water spiny lobster, which are the least
    preferable. I don't even think they're considered lobster so much as
    they are very large rock shrimp. Cold water spiny lobsters
    (Florida/Gulf) are slightly better than North Atlantic true lobsters.

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:58:27 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:

    > Pacific lobsters are warm water spiny lobster, which are the least
    > preferable. I don't even think they're considered lobster so much as
    > they are very large rock shrimp. Cold water spiny lobsters
    > (Florida/Gulf) are slightly better than North Atlantic true lobsters.


    Brian fart. North Atlantic "true" lobsters are considered better than
    both the spiny lobsters.

    I'd rather just have a big ol bag of langostino or SC rock shrimp meat
    than any of the lobsters.

    -sw

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    Cheri Guest

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    "merryb" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    > have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    > of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    > ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    > lobster?


    I heard that there was a glut of lobster this season.

    Cheri



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    Zombie Hampster Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:12:39 -0400, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >>have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >>of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >>ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >>lobster?

    >
    >There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    >they are selling is imported.


    THAT is going to come as a major surprise to lobster fishermen in California!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_spiny_lobster

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/21...in-california/

    http://lobsterfishing.blogspot.com/2...in-detail.html











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    Cheryl Guest

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    On 7/14/2012 1:11 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:58:27 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    >> Pacific lobsters are warm water spiny lobster, which are the least
    >> preferable. I don't even think they're considered lobster so much as
    >> they are very large rock shrimp. Cold water spiny lobsters
    >> (Florida/Gulf) are slightly better than North Atlantic true lobsters.

    >
    > Brian fart. North Atlantic "true" lobsters are considered better than
    > both the spiny lobsters.
    >
    > I'd rather just have a big ol bag of langostino or SC rock shrimp meat
    > than any of the lobsters.


    I'm not a lobster fan either. I've never tried langostino. LOVE shrimp!

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    Gary Guest

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    merryb wrote:
    >
    > That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    > have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    > of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    > ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    > lobster?


    HA! I did hear on the news that there is a glut of lobsters this year and
    prices have dropped drastically.

    I guess all the New England residents are buying them all up cheap because
    of low prices. Not so, here in Virginia. I just went to the grocery store
    and looked at their live lobsters.

    $2.99 a pound? I wish. Mine were selling for $12.99 a pound.
    Needless to say, "mine" are still hanging out in the tank at the grocery
    store.

    Gary

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    George Leppla Guest

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    On 7/13/2012 9:41 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > Many New England restaurants are having specials on lobster and
    > supermarkets are selling it cheap. The catch is good right now and
    > prices off the boat are the lowest I've seen in a half dozen years.
    >
    > We had hot buttered lobster rolls for dinner tonight.


    You are killing me. I worked at a resort in Maine in 1969 and we could
    buy lobsters for $1 each from the guy who supplied the restaurant where
    I worked. We'd either steam them in the kitchen after dinner service...
    or cook them on the beach by the breakwater late at night.

    Good times!

    George L


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    George Guest

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    On 7/13/2012 9:12 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >> have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >> of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >> ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >> lobster?

    >
    > There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    > they are selling is imported. The lobster from the northeast coast of
    > the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    > I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. And they may be
    > advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    > those are not as good eating. I don't eat lobster.
    > http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster
    >


    Really? Many would be surprised to hear that:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_spiny_lobster


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    George Guest

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    On 7/13/2012 8:51 PM, merryb wrote:
    > That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    > have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    > of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    > ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    > lobster?
    >


    Two local stores had live Maine lobster for $5.95/lb last week.


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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Lobster at 2.99 a pound?

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:45:38 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT), merryb <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>That's what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    >>>have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    >>>of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    >>>ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    >>>lobster?

    >>
    >> There are no lobster on the west coast of the US so whichever type
    >> they are selling is imported. The lobster from the northeast coast of
    >> the US are all Maine lobster, and lobster migrates great distances, so
    >> I can't imagine the Canadians give a whit. And they may be
    >> advertising the clawless lobster from the southeast waters of the US,
    >> those are not as good eating. I don't eat lobster.
    >> http://www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster

    >
    >
    >No lobster on the west coast? We have spiny lobsters.


    Spiny lobster are not true lobster... spiny lobster is a misnomer...
    they're only called lobster in those parts that don't have lobster,
    like how restaurants serve flounder but call it sole. Without claws
    they are NOT lobster. Spiny lobster are much more closely related to
    crayfish.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_lobster

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    Nanzi Guest

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    On Friday, July 13, 2012 8:51:30 PM UTC-4, merryb wrote:
    > That&#39;s what they are saying on our local news here in Seattle, but
    > have to head to Maine for that price! They also mentioned that a lot
    > of it is coming from Canada, so the fishermen in Maine are pretty
    > ticked off. Are any of you over there on the East coast overloading on
    > lobster?


    Here in Delaware, we are not getting good prices either. Except at Acme food stores on Mothers Day, Fathers Day, The 4th of July, and I beleive Labor Day. We always indulge shamelessly!!
    Right after 911 we were in NH and because all flights had been grounded there was a glut of lobster, they were going $ 1.99/lb and we shamelessly indulged then too.
    We will be going to NH in October and I am looking forward to great lobster, prayerfully at a low price, but we will have them. Last time we were up there we brought home by car, 2 dozen already cooked lobsters. My hands were nearly bleeding after shelling them and freezing them. We enjoyed them for several months.

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