Processing Oversized Lobsters Allowed

According to a report in today’s Press Herald, a rules change will now allow Maine lobster companies to process oversized lobsters.

The new rules roll back restrictions that had forced Maine lobster processors to follow the same size limits as the state’s fishermen, even on lobsters caught outside the state. They allow the processors to turn the oversized lobsters, most of which come from Canada, into products sold to restaurants and retailers.