Mark your calendar: National Lobster Day comes to US next month

Save the date – National Lobster Day will officially be held on 25 September in the United States.

Senators from the state of Maine were happy to announce that the resolution posed to their peers on 27 July – which lobbied that lobster should be recognized for its cultural and economic prominence via a celebratory spot on U.S. calendars – was passed with unanimous support as of 6 August.

“For generations, hardworking men and women have hauled lobster out of Maine’s waters and sent them around the globe where they’re prized as a delicacy,” U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins said in a joint statement. “National Lobster Day not only recognizes their still-growing popularity, but it also underscores the significant role that lobsters play in supporting the economies of coastal communities across the country.”

Lobster brings to the U.S. more than 120 million pounds of catch per year approximately, making it a key factor of economic growth for the nation, the senators said. What’s more, the lobster industry has come to symbolize hard work ethic.

“Maine Lobster is a culinary icon and economic powerhouse,” said Matt Jacobson, executive director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, in a news release. “The designation of an official National Lobster Day not only garners excitement amongst food enthusiast but also recognizes the hard-working individuals who have dedicated their lives to the industry and bringing Maine Lobster from trap to table. We are grateful for the support of Senator King and Senator Collins in moving this resolution and acknowledging our industry efforts.”

Other sponsors of the resolution, aside from King and Collins, include Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

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