Maine Lays Claim to 65 Million Pounds of Lobster

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Maine lobster is like Russian caviar and Vermont maple syrup: it seems like the only kind you can get. In fact, plenty of lobsters from Canada and elsewhere on the East Coast are passed off as Maine lobster. Now the state wants to claim the brand. It's asking dealers to attach a tag to each lobster's claw certifying it is a genuine Maine lobster. That's a lot of branding: 65 million pounds of lobster were landed last year.

V: it seems like the only kind you can get. In fact, plenty of lobsters from Canada and elsewhere on the East Coast are passed off as Maine lobster. Now the state wants to claim the brand. It's asking dealers to attach a tag to each lobster's claw, certifying it's a genuine Maine lobster. That's a lot of branding: 65 million pounds of lobster were landed last year. This is MORNING EDITION.

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