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Maine lobster is catching on in China

China’s increasing appetite for lobster has meant big business for fishermen in the US state of Maine. Demand for the tasty crustacean has been exploding in the past several years. Its red color and resemblance to a dragon has made Maine lobster an auspicious meal for diners in China during the Lunar New Year. China now accounts for roughly 12 percent of US lobster exports. While Maine’s lobstermen are experiencing record catches, in other states, south of Maine, lobster populations are dwindling.

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