Know your source

Where do our lobsters come from?

Our partner company is located in Maine, which is close to abundant and valuable sources of U.S. and Canadian lobsters. We have our lobster shipped directly to us over night fresh from the shores of Maine! Our partner company has an extensive procurement networks, which are strategically located throughout the Atlantic Provinces and Gulf of Maine. 


Seasonality

As a natural product, North American lobsters (Homarus americanus) are subject to seasonal changes and government regulations affecting supply and product characteristics.Generally, seasons are:

  • Canadian Spring Season runs from mid-April to July,
  • Maine Season runs from June to November,
  • Canadian Fall Season runs from mid-October to January.
  • Spiny Warm Water Lobsters runs October to March


Soft Shell Lobsters

In the summer and early autumn lobsters migrate to the warmer waters inshore to shed their old shells (molt) and begin the re-growth process. Lobsters undergoing molting have softer shells and are generally weaker with lower meat content and are considered to be very delicious.

Hard Shell Lobsters

Hard shell lobsters are found in the deep colder waters of the North Atlantic. These lobsters have a harder shell and are stronger with a higher meat content. Hard shell lobsters are available year round however in the summer and autumn months the warmer waters of the North Atlantic affect the overall supply and price.


Spiny Warm Water Lobsters


Warm water lobsters are found in tropical climates such as South Florida or  the Caribbean. We have a supplier for Fresh warm water lobsters as well. Spiny lobsters do not have any claws, they have very tender flesh, but much more sweeter in taste. 

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