BREWER – Summer is over, but lobster season is not.
This is the sixth year National Lobster Day is being recognized.
“This is a holiday that we’ve put together at the peak of our harvesting season. And it’s really designed to bring attention to the product and to the industry. So we are bringing in a lot of lobster this time of year and it’s really a time for people to go out and enjoy lobster,” said Marianne LaCroix, executive director of Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.
The lobster industry is an important part of Maine’s economy but according to LaCroix, this year bought many challenges .
“It’s been a difficult year with so many restaurants being closed and are at reduced capacity so the fisherman and the dealers can definitely use the support,” said LaCroix.
Restaurants all over the area serve all different kinds of lobster dishes.
Especially the lobster roll, the meal all Mainers love.
According to the owner of the Eagle‘s Nest, the lobster roll is their number one item on the menu.
“It’s well worth it. Our lobster roll comes in a basket normally with fries and coleslaw. It’s $20.99 for our lobster roll, and it’s six ounces. We will have people that will make it their mission to find the best lobster roll in Maine and they will start in Kennebunk and make their way north and we heard we are the best,” said Katie Rosenberg, the manager of Eagle’s Nest.
LaCroix hopes consumers will order Maine lobster to help support local businesses.