Seafood wholesaler buys four-clawed lobster

PORTLAND — A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual amount of claw meat.

Ready Seafood Co. bought the lobster with four fully formed claws from a Canadian dealer. Three claws are on one arm and one is on the other. Lobsters normally have two claws.

Ready Seafood’s in-house marine biologist Curt Brown says he’s never seen a four-clawed lobster in more than a decade in the business. He says a genetic mutation caused the extra claws.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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