US to celebrate National Lobster Day in September again
The United States will once again celebebrate one of its favorite crustaceans with a national holiday.
The U.S. Senate has concurred with a number of their New England colleagues who requested that the country celebrate the North American lobster on a designated day, noting the species’ cultural and economic importance, particularly to the Northeast region. A resolution was passed on 12 July by the Senate delegating 25 September as National Lobster Day – the same day chosen to honor the crustacean in 2015, reported the Associated Press.
Matt Jacobson, the executive director for the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, said the distinction would put a “national spotlight” on the species during one of the most important intervals in the lobstering season.
Last year, the U.S. lobster fishery brought in more than USD 500 million (EUR 450 million), with the state of Maine catching the most lobster by volume and value.