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What is so special about Canadian lobsters this time of year?

I was in Boston yesterday and went to a number of seafood markets that were advertising Canadian lobsters for about $5.99/lb, what makes them special this time of year?? are they harder shell? or just cheaper for them to buy? Why wouldn't they be selling local lobsters?

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  1. I think when you crack open the Canadian ones they have poutine instead of tamale....

    1. Cheaper and more plentiful...and ya...that poutine thing.

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      1. re: CapeCodGuy

        I'm curious - do the colder water lobsters molt any later in the summer than others?

      2. if you find "tamale" that would be a mexican lobster. local ones have tomalley. ;)

        but this:

        http://qz.com/112273/maines-lobster-b...

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        1. re: hotoynoodle

          All 3 countries are party to the NAFTA agreement. But I'm not sure if the lobsters know that....

          1. re: hotoynoodle

            Hahaha.....thanks, hotoy! Multitasking a bit too much today....

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              Thanks for the link, it was informative, I thought that Maine lobsters had better PR, at least around here. I guess even if they are Canadian lobsters at Market Basket I'll still eat them.

              1. re: lc02139

                the canadian lobsters are more polite too.

              2. re: hotoynoodle

                That article makes the statement: Lobster “cheaper than deli meats” was a godsend for gourmands. But it was catastrophic for Maine’s lobstermen. Don't they know that comparing lobster prices to say, bologna, is a "whacked" anaolgy?

                  1. re: Infomaniac

                    Happy to see the irony isn't lost on you!

                  2. re: CapeCodGuy

                    even the media can't do lunch meat math.