Statistics About The Most Expensive Lobster

The most expensive lobster ever sold was a 17-pound specimen caught off the coast of Maine and bought at auction for $75,000.

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"The heaviest lobster ever caught weighed 44 lbs 6 oz., according to the Guinness World Records."

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"In 2019, the average wholesale price for a 1.25 lb. North American lobster was around $8 to $10."

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"In 2019, speculators have bought lobsters for as high as $15 per pound in Maine, contributing to the rise of lobster prices."

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"An $85 roll of five shelled-to-order, chilled and serving on a New England-style, split-top bun is present in LA."

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"Boston’s Liberty Hotel offers a $1,000 Lobster Frittata with approximately 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar poured on top."

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"According to the Maine Lobster Promo Council, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of lobsters caught are blue."

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"According to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, the chances of finding an albino lobster are one in 100 million."

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"Consumer Reports suggests that the best time to buy lobsters is during their peak season, late June to late December when prices are cheapest."

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"The lobster fishing industry in Maine generated $485 million in 2018."

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"In 2015, nearly 90% of Maine’s lobster catch was earmarked for live export, mainly to Canada and China."

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"$2,500 was the price of record-breaking heavyweight "Big Daddy," a 15-lb lobster at a Southampton, New York restaurant."

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"According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. lobster exports to China have tanked by 81% after China placed tariffs on U.S. lobsters."

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"New Brunswick lobster fisherman Eugene Robichaud caught a rare, two-toned lobster which was a 1 in 50 million catch."

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"Boston’s Oceanaire Seafood Room’s offers a roll that contains 2 lbs of lobster meat for $150."

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"The price of lobster can reach up to $28.50 per pound in the U.K, making it one of the most expensive places to buy lobster."

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"The "most expensive" lobster dish served costs $1K and is topped with generous portions of caviar, truffle, and gold leaf, available at Arnie Morton's in LA."

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"Australia has the Western Rock Lobster, one of the most expensive and sought-after types in the world, with prices reaching $50 per pound."

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"In 2019 alone, Norway exported 2,678 tonnes of lobster valued at $51 million, highlighting the high global demand for lobster."

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