Maine Lobster Legacy

Maine Lobster Legacy

What makes Maine Lobster unique? It’s a culinary icon and economic powerhouse, employing thousands of Mainers and contributing more than $1 billion to the state’s economy each year. The lobster industry symbolizes the very essence of Maine – pristine waters, a rugged coast, premium products, hard work, and a legacy that reaches back more than 400 years. For nearly 150 years, the Maine lobster industry and state government have worked collaboratively to manage this precious resource, building it into what we have today.

Meet the Lobstermen

Lobstering in Maine is a close-knit community of harvesters, and often a multigenerational family tradition. The stories of their work on the water are as unique as Maine itself, from the origin of lobster boats’ names to the way they each fell in love with the lobstering life.

Krista Tripp

Spruce Head, Maine

Krista Tripp hails from Spruce Head, Maine and a long line of fishermen. She is …

Merritt Carey, Sternman

Tenants Harbor, ME

Merritt grew up spending summers in Tenants Harbor, a small fishing village on the western …

Maine Lobster Stories

Think Maine Lobsters are delicious? You’re right—but they’re more than just a treat. No matter how lobster-knowledgeable you might be, there’s always more to learn about your favorite marine crustacean.

Commercial Lobstering and Start ups: Two Worlds Aligned

In the world of start ups it’s called the valley of death – the time …

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Maine Lobster

Maine Lobster is an iconic American industry, but there might be some things you didn’t …