learn more about american lobster

Harvested from the cool, pristine waters off the Northeastern U.S., the American Lobster is a sought-after delicacy.

American Lobster: Bringing Versatility and Sustainability to Global Menus

One of the world’s leading sustainable seafood experts and educators, Barton Seaver, is a chef on a mission to tell the world about Northeast US Seafood and the many reasons why it’s second to none. Click on one of the videos below and learn more.

Get to Know American Lobster (Homarus Americanus)

1CLAW

Hearty amount of meat; incorporate into lobster recipes or leave whole to garnish a dish.

2LEGS

Use as a garnish or for stock; larger lobsters have a flavorful portion of meat that’s worth extracting from where the joint meets the body.

3MINCED

With delicate texture and rich lobster flavor, this moist, superfine lobster body meat is an ideal ingredient in soups, stuffing and cakes.

4KNUCKLES

Extract from the arm for savory meat; lobstermen’s favorite part of the lobster

5TAIL

The bulk of meat on a lobster, incorporate into any recipe calling for lobster meat or as a standalone protein; cook in a variety of ways, from grilled to sautéed.

Get to Know Homarus Americanus

1CLAW

Hearty amount of meat; incorporate into lobster recipes or leave whole to garnish a dish.

2LEGS

Use as a garnish or for stock; larger lobsters have a flavorful portion of meat that’s worth extracting from where the joint meets the body.

3MINCED

With delicate texture and rich lobster flavor, this moist, superfine lobster body meat is an ideal ingredient in soups, stuffing and cakes.

4KNUCKLES

Extract from the arm for savory meat; lobstermen’s favorite part of the lobster

5TAIL

The bulk of meat on a lobster, incorporate into any recipe calling for lobster meat or as a standalone protein; cook in a variety of ways, from grilled to sautéed.

American Lobster: Learn From A Lobsterman

Lobsterman Brian Rapp is on board his boat and ready to show you the American Lobster in a way you have never seen before. Click on one of the videos below and learn more.

American Lobster – At a Glance:

A Sustainable and Traceable Fishery

Each of the northeast coastal states has its own regulation policies with Maine being the most stringent. There are seven Lobster Conservation Management areas managed intergovernmentally. The fishery is owner-operated with lobsters being caught and measured one lobster at a time. Currently, there are over 7,000 independent harvesters in the US with approximately 5,600 in Maine alone.

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