It’s no secret that the great gourmet food of New England is usually served on paper plates and eaten at picnic tables by grownups wearing plastic bibs. I’m talking about the Maine lobster roll and, in a superheated summer, a search for the best lobster rolls is as good an excuse as any to take a road trip to the beautiful sea-cooled coast of Maine. The quiet harbors & sandy beaches are as inviting as ever. And lobster rolls are ubiquitous. Ask any New Englander and they will tell you their favorite beach lobster roll stand and why. No matter what your preference there is one thing for sure – because of its delicious flavor – Maine lobster is the world’s most prized catch!
Lobstering in Maine is a close-knit community of harvesters, and often a multigenerational family tradition. The stories of their work on the water are as unique as Maine itself, from the origin of lobster boats’ names to the way they each fell in love with the lobstering life.
Maine harvesters have been environmentally conscious and “eco-friendly” long before it became a buzz word. They harvest their lobsters the same careful way they have for over 125 years — by hand, one trap at a time — thus protecting the quality of their product and the marine environment. Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, founded in 2013, is funded by Maine Lobster harvesters, dealers and processors to grow demand, both for whole live lobster and a variety of value-added products -see logo lapel pin above. The MLMC supports that objective by promoting the core values of the Maine Lobster industry, which are sustainability and traceability that’s deeply rooted in tradition. The lapel pin pictured above is worn to represent the commitment to the sustainable practices adopted by the MLMC.
Maine lobster is found in the waters between Eastern Canada and North Carolina, with Maine contributing to more than half of all lobsters caught in the United States.
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If you’re a New Englander, a pilgrimage to Maine to indulge in lobster is usually on your summer to-do list. If it’s not what are you waiting for? Tie on your bibs and get cracking!