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.

Brian Tripp

Sedgwick, ME

Talking to Brian Tripp about lobster-fishing is a little like talking to a kid about …

Krista Tripp

Spruce Head, Maine

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

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.

Beyond the Beauty: Lighthouses

There are few things more emblematic of Maine than its lighthouses. 65 of them dot …

Quiet Wharfs & the Business of Lobstering

When most of us think about lobster from Maine, we think about the colorful buoys …