Maine lobster takes center stage at Boston seafood show

Maine lobster was in the spotlight at this year’s Boston Seafood Show with the announcement that the fishery had obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Governor LePage announced the milestone and enjoyed the first MSC-certified Maine lobster roll. The certification would not have been possible without the leadership of John Hathaway of Shucks Maine Lobster and Linda Bean of Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster.

The Maine Lobster Promotion Council booth saw plenty of visitors during the show. A Sunday night lobster reception enticed many industry leaders.

The Maine Lobster Promotion Council booth saw plenty of visitors during the show. A Sunday night lobster reception enticed many industry leaders.

Maine lobster was well represented with more than 10 companies making the investment to exhibit at the show: Atwood Lobster/Mazzetta Co, Browne Trading Company, Calendar Islands Maine Lobster, Cobscook Bay Company, Cozy Harbor Seafood, Greenhead Lobster, Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster, Maine Coast Lobster, Ready Seafood, Sea Salt Lobster, Shucks Maine Lobster, The Lobster Company and Maine Lobster Promotion Council. Several large companies who are significant buyers of Maine lobster also exhibited: East Coast Seafood, Inland Seafood, Little Bay Lobster, Lobster Trap Company and Orion Seafood International.

You can’t beat a good MSC-certified Maine lobster roll! Governor LePage digs in while DMR Commissioner Keliher and Shucks Maine Lobster president John Hathaway look on.

You can’t beat a good MSC-certified Maine lobster roll! Governor LePage digs in while DMR Commissioner Keliher and Shucks Maine Lobster president John Hathaway look on.

Governor Paul LePage addresses the media at the announcement of Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification for Maine lobster. Photos by Patrice McCarron.

Governor Paul LePage addresses the media at the announcement of Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification for Maine lobster. Photos by Patrice McCarron.