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

lc02139 Aug 22, 2013 06:40 AM

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?


  1. Science Chick Aug 22, 2013 07:59 AM

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

    1. CapeCodGuy Aug 22, 2013 08:19 AM

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

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      1. re: CapeCodGuy
        Veggo Aug 22, 2013 08:21 AM

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

      2. hotoynoodle Aug 22, 2013 08:21 AM

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

        but this:


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        1. re: hotoynoodle
          Veggo Aug 22, 2013 08:24 AM

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

          1. re: hotoynoodle
            Science Chick Aug 22, 2013 08:43 AM

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

            1. re: hotoynoodle
              lc02139 Aug 22, 2013 09:06 AM

              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
                hotoynoodle Aug 22, 2013 09:11 AM

                the canadian lobsters are more polite too.

              2. re: hotoynoodle
                CapeCodGuy Aug 22, 2013 11:06 AM

                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: CapeCodGuy
                  Infomaniac Aug 22, 2013 11:50 AM

                  Hehehe....now you're quoting me!

                  1. re: Infomaniac
                    CapeCodGuy Aug 22, 2013 11:58 AM

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

                    1. re: CapeCodGuy
                      Infomaniac Aug 22, 2013 12:01 PM

                      Not now, not never!

                  2. re: CapeCodGuy
                    hotoynoodle Aug 22, 2013 03:59 PM

                    even the media can't do lunch meat math.

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