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  • Memorandum on Protecting the United States Lobster Industry

    06/25/2020 8:15:14 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | June 24, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE  SUBJECT:       Protecting the United States Lobster IndustryBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  On May 22, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (Trade Representative) concluded an investigation under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2411), finding that China had engaged in multiple unreasonable and discriminatory trade practices that had harmed American intellectual property rights, innovation, and technology development. ...
  • The Feds Are About To Kill Maine's Lobster Industry And Hurt Thousands Of Workers

    07/14/2019 11:20:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 14, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Big government overreach knows no bounds. The latest example of federal regulation that will threaten thousands of jobs and livelihoods of hardworking Americas comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The NOAA says that Maine's lobster industry is to blame for the killing of right whales, an endangered species, and has enacted regulations set to take place this September which will harm the already struggling industry. Yet, the evidence says that the proposed regulation will in no way actually help the whales and will instead only burden lobstermen.As reported by the Portland Herald Press, NOAA "has ordered Maine to...
  • Extremely rare purple lobster caught by lobsterman

    10/29/2019 7:15:56 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 42 replies ^ | October 28, 2019 | Jeff Tavss
    WINTER HARBOR, Maine - A recent haul by a lobsterman brought in a rare crustacean that only a Prince fan could love. Keith Potter got a shock last week when he netted an extremely rare purple lobster off the coast of Winter Harbor (Maine), WMTW reports.
  • The Feds Are About To Kill Maine's Lobster Industry And Hurt Thousands Of Workers

    07/14/2019 12:49:43 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/14/2019 | Tim Meads
    Full Header: The Feds Are About To Kill Maine's Lobster Industry And Hurt Thousands Of Workers For Some Bogus Whale Regulation "There is a disturbing lack of evidence connecting the Maine lobster industry to recent right whale deaths,” Mills wrote in a Facebook post. “The Maine lobster fishery is not the primary problem for right whales.”
  • CBU instructor fired after demanding sex, moose meat and lobster for better grades

    07/12/2019 6:23:55 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 38 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | July 12, 2019 | Ian Fairclough
    A faculty member at Cape Breton University has been terminated for demanding sex, moose meat and lobster from a student who was struggling in his course in exchange for better grades. In an emailed response, university spokeswoman Lenore Parsley didn’t answer questions about the firing, the nature of the offence, details about the employee’s position and whether there had been other complaints about the employee. “Cape Breton University is committed to a safe and respectful campus for all of our community members,” Parsley said. “Any and all complaints follow a formal process, as indicated in our respectful campus policy. “We...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2019

    06/28/2019 4:27:11 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 115 replies
    Recently, by a circuitous route, I became interested in submarines and submariners – especially the human aspect of the ‘culture’. What kind of man volunteers for this sort of duty, and how do the Navy, and individuals themselves, compensate for and cope with the extremely unnatural conditions, cramped living and limited resources? It quickly became apparent that FOOD is very important on a submarine, in terms of morale and having something nice to look forward to; and while the job of cook there seems daunting, the submarine force is known for offering the best food of all the services. Submarine...
  • This photo of a seagull stealing a lobster roll is peak New England

    06/08/2019 2:15:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 87 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06/08/2019 | Abbi Matheson
    The next time you go to photograph your food, you might want to check the skies. While visiting York, Maine, Alicia Jessop, a sports law professor at Pepperdine University, went to take a picture of the lobster roll she just purchased from Fox’s Lobster House. It had the makings of a classic New England scene: lobster roll in the foreground, Nubble Lighthouse in the background. But a nearby seagull had other ideas. Just as Jessop was taking her photo, the seagull swooped in and stole her lobster roll.
  • Newly-discovered ancient crab species is like nothing science has seen before

    04/26/2019 9:21:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | April 25th, 2019 at 10:05 PM | Mike Wehner
    When researchers discover fossils of species that are new to science it’s only natural that they attempt to find a place for them in the colossal tree of life, matching them up with related species that may even exist today. A newly-discovered species of ancient creature is pushing that practice to its absolute limit. Tiny fossils discovered in both Colombia and the United States reveal the existence of a pint-sized marine animal that lived some 90 million years ago. It’s being called a crab, but the researchers who discovered it are quick to point out how dramatically different it is...
  • ‘This thing is unreal:’ Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws

    03/21/2019 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour
    Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram ================================================================= Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores. “This thing is unreal!” one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco...
  • Michael Strahan invites Clemson Tigers out for lobster after Trump's fast-food meal

    01/16/2019 5:03:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/19 | Aris Folley
    "Good Morning America" co-host Michael Strahan invited the college football national champion Clemson University Tigers out for a “proper meal” this week after President Trump hosted the team at the White House and served fast food. “I would like to invite the Clemson Tigers football team here for a great meal,” Strahan said on the ABC morning show on Tuesday. “Lobster, whatever you want, we’re gonna take care of you,” Strahan added. “We’re gonna give you the proper meal that you deserve because that was one great game."
  • PETA hopes to build memorial where lobsters died in Maine crash

    11/04/2018 4:16:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 59 replies ^ | 2018 | Editorial staff
    PETA wants to build a 5-foot tombstone where lobsters may have died after a crash on Route 1 in Brunswick, Maine, in August 2018. (PETA) BRUNSWICK, Maine (WGME) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want to build a 5-foot tombstone where lobsters may have died after a crash on Route 1 in Brunswick, Maine, last week.According to the Brunswick Police Department several of the crustaceans that a Cozy Harbor Seafood truck was carrying got crushed as a result of the rollover. "It was something I've never seen before," said Detective William Moir of the Brunswick Police Department....
  • PETA Hopes To Build Memorial Where Lobsters May Have Died In Maine Crash

    08/30/2018 4:57:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2018
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want to build a 5-foot tombstone where lobsters may have died after a crash on Route 1 in Brunswick, Maine, last week. According to the Brunswick Police Department several of the crustaceans that a Cozy Harbor Seafood truck was carrying got crushed as a result of the rollover. [Snip] The organization sent a letter to the Maine Department of Transportation asking if it could create the roadside memorial where the lobsters lost their lives.
  • ‘1 In 30 Million’ Orange Lobster Discovered At Supermarket

    06/06/2018 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 06/06/2018 | Staff
    WESTBORO (CBS) – Workers at a Roche Bros. supermarket got quite the surprise last week – an extremely rare orange lobster. The pumpkin-like male lobster was easy to spot in a shipment of lobsters from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia to the Westboro store. According to the New England Aquarium, the 1 2/3 pound orange lobster is “considerably more rare than a blue lobster.” The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine said the likelihood of a lobster being orange is 1 in 30 million. The lobster is believed to be about 7 to 9 years old, and aquarium...
  • Another country has banned boiling live lobsters. Some scientists wonder why.

    01/13/2018 6:55:50 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 107 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 13 Jan 2018 | Lindsey Bever
    The Swiss Federal Council issued an order this week banning cooks in Switzerland from placing live lobsters into pots of boiling water – joining a few other jurisdictions that have protections for the decapod crustaceans. Switzerland’s new measure stipulates that beginning March 1, lobsters must be knocked out – either by electric shock or “mechanical destruction” of the brain – before boiling them, according to Swiss public broadcaster RTS. The announcement reignited a long-running debate: Can lobsters even feel pain?
  • The Blessings of Climate Change

    12/06/2017 11:13:47 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    POINT HOPE, ALASKA, is tiny and ill-provisioned, an Arctic backwater so inaccessible that basic groceries have to be flown in and gasoline can only be brought in by barge during the summer. The town is remote not only geographically, but also digitally: Its internet connection is so slow that teachers must spend hours downloading course material that most of us could pull off the internet in minutes. But Point Hope's luck is changing. High-speed internet is coming, and with it the benefits of ties to the world: Improved education and health care, more options for consumers, new customers for local...
  • Rare white 'translucent' lobster caught by Maine fisherman

    09/02/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2017 | Eliza Murphy
    This lobster looks like a shining pearl of the sea. Maine fisherman Alex Todd caught the rare white lobster on Aug. 24. “I’ve never seen a white one. This one was translucent with just a hint of blue in it,” Todd, 48, of Chebeague Island, told ABC News. The seasoned seaman threw the lobster back into the ocean after noticing it was a female and had been marked for carrying eggs.
  • Lobster Weighing Over 20 Pounds Spotted In Logan Luggage [Boston]

    06/26/2017 2:20:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | 06-26-2017 | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – TSA agents have found a number of strange things in luggage over the years, but their latest unusual discovery is uniquely New England. A spokesman shared a photo Monday of a lobster weighing more than 20 pounds. The crustacean was detected in a checked bag in Terminal C (JetBlue) on Sunday morning. Lobsters can travel in either carry-on or checked bags. They’re a common sight at New England airports, but this one was notable because of how large it is. The TSA tells WBZ-TV that the lobster was traveling in a cooler and was alive and well....
  • Muslim council of Sweden behind proposed ban on EU lobster imports

    09/07/2016 5:18:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian ball
    For the past year as some of you know, Sweden has called for a ban on lobster imports from the United States. Without a shred of proof, they claim that American raised lobster threaten their native lobster in its own habitat. Only two forces seem to be fighting this unjustified and uncalled for ban, Nova Scotia and New England Fisherman, particularly those from my home state of Maine. The ban proposal has already cleared its first hurdles despite new data by European scientists that show that American imports have nothing to do with the increase of North American lobsters in...
  • Larry the lobster D.O.A. at aquarium after activists rescue him from restaurant

    07/29/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 29, 2016 | Shayla Love
    An ancient 15-pound lobster named Larry was saved from becoming dinner at a Florida seafood restaurant last week but has died in transit to the Maine State Aquarium, the Miami Herald reported. When Joe Melluso, the owner of Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise, Fla., first got the call about a massive lobster from his seafood supplier, he thought Larry could be 115 years old. After a picture of the lobster was broadcast on a local TV station, business owners and animal activists rallied to save him. They named him Larry and said he should live out his golden years in...
  • Lobster rolls at eight San Diego sushi restaurants lacked a key ingredient: lobster

    12/12/2015 10:37:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 8, 2015 | Dana Littlefield
    An investigation by the city attorney's office has led to misdemeanor convictions against eight sushi restaurants whose "lobster rolls" apparently lacked a key ingredient. Investigators bought the rolls at a sampling of restaurants and then sent them to a laboratory for DNA testing. The results revealed that less-expensive seafood, including crawfish or pollock, had been substituted for lobster.