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Lobstermen Seeing Red Over Langostinos

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Lobstermen Seeing Red Over Langostinos

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Lobstermen Seeing Red Over Langostinos

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When is a lobster not a lobster? When it is a Langostino Lobster.

Many restaurants market the langostino as a lobster — and that has Maine lobstermen upset. Not only is the ploy misleading, they say, but the cheap price is driving down demand for the Maine catch.

It's no wonder the experts in Maine are feeling crabby. They say the langostino is really an overgrown cousin of the hermit crab — and they want it to be sold as such.