Monday, July 27, 2009

Lobstering in Gloucester

Once a lobsterman has pulled his pot, he opens it and pulls the lobsters out.
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The lobsterman is holding a gauge in his left had and measures the carapace.
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If the lobster is too small, he is thrown back. Females with eggs in the swimmerets will be released back too.
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Keepers have their claws banded and are put into a holding tank to keep them fresh for market.
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When the lobsterman arrives at the dealer, they are loaded into totes.

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At the pound, they are sorted and put into tanks while waiting to be shipped out.

Fresh New England lobster!
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Oh, yah, go get some drawn butter, corn on the cob, some steamers, mussels and have yourself a real treat.
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Hundewanderer said...

Great photos, a view to a world different from my hot, Arizona desert. I had to chuckle at the flying lobster photo. Very nice.

The Early Birder said...

Nice one Steve & don't forget to open the bottle! Cheers FAB

Andy said...

ooo, I love German white wine!

Cindy said...

Hope this doesn't post twice! Ohhh.. You're making me hungry; I want some lobster. There just isn't anything like it. Enjoy, Steve. I love the video and the pictures of course.

Eve said...

My cousin has made a good living doing just this's just really hard work. Great post and some really good eatin!!!

A New England Life said...

Excellent video Steve! I really enjoyed meeting Joey. He seems like a great guy and a good business man. Quite a talker too!

This is one of the great things about blogs ... you would never see the such detail in a news paper or even on a news website. It's people like you who get down to the nitty gritty show their viewers a small slice of where they live and what it's really like.

Great post! Oh, and I've seen many a lobster in my day but never a speckled one!

Tabib said...

This is the final shows of 'flying lobster'.
Great documentation.

James said...

It's been way to long since I've had lobster. Great post.

Tammie Lee said...

Hi Steve,
Thank you for the lobster lesson. Your photos are oozing with summer delight and deliciousness.


Janie said...

Interesting to see how we get our lobster dinners!

Regina,Philippines said...

Fascinating and awesome.
Nice post!

N1TOX said...

It's a Bird, it's a plane, no, It's Super Lobsta!!!

What great timing to catch that shot!!

Aly Beth said...

Your pictures are so compelling, I now wish I was living in Maine and that I enjoyed lobsters! Perfect summer vibes!

Frank said...

Great interview Steve maybe you could get Joey to put this up on the wall at the next Block Party

Dad said...

Thanks Steve for all that we enjoy from you. DAD

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