At Red Lobster, we’re committed to serving the tastiest, sweetest lobster — and to protecting this resource for future generations to enjoy. From boat to ocean floor, see all that goes into creating a healthy environment for Maine lobsters and the wildlife that surrounds them.
Lobster traps are equipped with escape vents, which allow undersized lobsters to get out before the trap is reeled in. They also have biodegradable escape hatches, which dissolve over time, freeing lobsters stuck in lost traps.
Lobstermen are replacing their traditional floating rope with sinking rope to prevent marine life — especially whales — from getting entangled in the ropes used for connecting traps.
Lobstermen measure each lobster to ensure it falls within the minimum and maximum size limit. If a lobster’s torso is smaller than 3¼”, it’s released to mature and reproduce. If a lobster’s torso is larger than 5”, it’s thrown back to revive the healthy breeding stock.
If a female lobster is caught carrying eggs, the Lobsterman notches a “V” on her tail to protect her, and releases her back into the wild.
A lobstering family from Maine