Lots of North American Lobster on the Menu in Beijing for New Year's
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Associated Press] By Patrick Whittle - February 17, 2015 -
PORTLAND, Maine, Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster.
Exports of U.S. lobster to China have rocketed in the past few years, largely to satisfy the appetites of the communist country's growing middle class, to whom a steamed, whole crustacean — flown in live from the United States — is not just a festive delicacy and a good-luck symbol but also a mark of prosperity.
Stephanie Nadeau, owner of The Lobster Co., a wholesaler in Arundel, Maine, said she sends 100,000 pounds a week to China this time of year...
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