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Lobster Trivia

Lobster ona EPI beach

See how much you know about Prince Edward Island lobster!

1. How many lobster fishing seasons are there on Prince Edward Island?
There are two lobster fishing seasons each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.


2. At one time, lobster was considered very common and not at all the delicacy of today. How did farmers use lobsters?
Farmers often spread lobsters on their field as fertilizer.


3. Lobsters are fished using traps. What is the section of the trap where the bait is attached?
The bait is attached in the "kitchen." The lobster enters the kitchen through a mesh tunnel that closes behind them.


4. How do you tell the difference between a male and female lobster?
The body of a female lobster will have a red material or "roe" which is excellent for eating.


5. Most lobsters are greenish-brown in color, though occasionally ones will turn up in shades of blue, partly white or bright red. It's rare but it happens! Why?
These lobsters - those blue, partly white or bright red - have genetic defects in the pigment of their shell.


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oyster trayThere's no better way to inspire envy among your shellfish-loving friends than to tell them you dined on the freshest possible PEI mussels. But if you're looking to really impress them, discuss the distinction between Malpeques and Raspberry Points, or between Colville Bays and Lucky Limes. These and more "boutique" oyster brands can be enjoyed at many of our local restaurants and pubs.