Wild Caught Maine Lobster Vs. Pounded Lobsters
Wild Caught Maine Lobster:
Wild Caught Lobsters are the most natural, healthiest, & freshest lobsters you can get. At Maine Lobster Now we are committed to providing you the best Wild Caught Maine Lobster. This means the lobsters are caught right off the coast of Maine and delivered to us directly from the lobster boats. Choosing to only sell Wild Caught Lobsters allows Maine Lobster Now to provide a consistent high quality, sweet, flavorful lobster for all of our customers.
We consider Wild Caught Maine Lobster from local lobster men to be the absolute best. The lobster follows Maine Department of Marine Resources regulations which ensures the sustainability of the lobster population. We are also supporting our local and state economy by purchasing from Maine Lobster men instead of from Canadian wholesalers. At Maine Lobster Now we believe in Sustainable Seafood, Buying Locally and Home Delivery.
The first lobster pound appeared on Vinalhaven in 1875 and others quickly followed. Lobster pounds work in the same manner as the smack boats. The lobsters are kept in tanks with water passing freely through them. The first lobster pound was in a deep tidal creek, but today they are more common on docks floating in the harbor. Using the pound, dealers can wait for the price of lobster to increase or allow a newly-molted lobster time to harden its shell.
As stated above, tidal lobster pounds started back in 1875 and were designed to store lobsters for peak season. A second definition of lobster pound can be a large holding area for lobster created by wharves and netting. The tide cleans and refreshes the holding area. You can witness this design at Riverview Lobster Pound in Pemaquid, Maine, which was built in 1888 by Freeman Grover. The area of this pound is two acres of surface and, according to its owners, “can accommodate over 50,000 pounds of lobsters comfortably”.
The big problem with lobster pounds is that numerous lobsters live in a small space for months at a time. They are fed scraps and often times eat the dead lobsters in the pound. These lobsters can catch shell disease (shown in picture) and antibiotics are required to stop the spread to the other lobsters in the pound. At Maine Lobster Now, we REFUSE to sell pounded lobsters. Some vendors consider these “fresh” because they do live in a saltwater environment. However, we do not consider these Wild Caught lobsters and we will not accept any pounded lobster for delivery to our customers.
Why Choose Maine Lobster Now over a Lobster Pound?
We have been delivering lobsters locally for 30 years. We purchase directly from a select few local lobster men. The lobsters are immediately transferred to our cold saltwater tank for overnight storage. Lobsters are then boiled and picked for meat, delivered live to local businesses or shipped live to our customers all over the United States and Canada. Some of the most popular local seafood restaurants buy directly from us because they know we have the freshest wild caught Maine lobsters and the freshest hand-picked lobster meat. We supply The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, Portland Lobster Company in downtown Portland and The Black Point Inn on Prouts Neck in Scarborough just to name a few.
We stand by our Wild Caught Maine Lobster and would be glad to answer any questions you have about our product. Our lobster tails, lobster meat, and lobster rolls come from Wild Caught Maine lobsters. Simply call us at 207-799-8222 and ask for Taylor or Julian to learn more about our tremendous product!
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