Who Harvested This Fish? Graeme Gawn

Graeme Gawn

I have been fishing for lobsters for 37 years out of Cape St. Mary's, Nova Scotia ( 44 05'.00 N, 066 12'.40 W , look it up on google earth) which marks the entrance to St. Mary's Bay. We fish mostly around Trinity Ledge ( 43 59'.64 N, 066 18'.26 ...

Graeme Gawn

WHAT IS THIS FISH? Atlantic Lobster

Atlantic Lobster

Common names: Canadian Reds, American Lobster

An icon of Atlantic Canada and New England, this bottom-dwelling species is prolific from Newfoundland south to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Lobsters have a hard-shelled body, stalked eyes, tail and large pincers. These crustaceans start life as larvae and develop by regularly shedding their shell and growing a new, larger ...
Atlantic Lobster

HOW WAS IT HARVESTED? Lobster Trap

Lobster Trap

This fishery uses wooden and wire traps submerged on the seafloor to catch lobster. The traps attract lobster with bait and capture them live.

Lobster Trap

Food Info Atlantic Lobster


TASTING NOTES

  • Colour: when cooked, a bright red shell and snow white meat with red tinges
  • Texture: a firm, dense, somewhat fibrous texture with claw meat more tender than tails
  • Flavour: sweet, mild, but distinctive taste, which can vary depending on habitat
  • Perfect serve: Lobster lends itself to a huge variety of cooking preparations but the simple steamed lobster served with drawn butter is still the ultimate seafood feast.
HOW TO CHOOSE A QUALITY ATLANTIC LOBSTER