I love writing any headline implying that a giant lobster grown in a tube is rampaging through America. Even as a lead-in on cellular aquaculture
Here in New England lobsters are usually steamed with some rockweed (seaweed); clams and oysters are served raw on the half-shell with just a spritz of lemon and a dash of hot sauce; and scallops are pan-seared until barely translucent.
Think of the SeaPak Lobster and Shrimp Bites as a crab cake’s smaller cousin. The one that drank coffee as a child and stunted its growth. But that’s fine; SeaPak didn’t make them to be the main entree.
The European Union parliament handed American lobster fishermen an early Christmas present just now by passing a mini trade deal drops lobster tariffs for five years.
A few weeks ago, we reported the alleged opening salvo by white fishermen in conflict with indigenous natives over fishing in Nova Scotia. Now the Miꞌkmaq First Nations group has countered with something few people saw coming.
If you have the privilege of living along the coastal regions of the Northeast as I do or have taken a visit to the shores of Maine, you’ve probably experienced a clam bake or, at least, a clam boil as a culinary adventure.
Turf wars are nothing new in North America but a recent conflict over lobster fishing in Nova Scotia reminded of that fact.