A 12-kg `monster lobster` caught off US coast
`Monster lobster`, weighing over 12 kg and a metre long, caught off the coast of Maine, US.
London: A `monster lobster`, weighing over 12 kg and a metre long, caught off the coast of Maine, US, by a fisherman has been released into its Atlantic home Friday after spending exactly a week in an acquarium.
Robert Malone, from Cushing, US, caught the crustacean, named Rocky, in his nets last Friday. He turned over the lobster to the aquarium at Boothbay Harbour, the Daily Mail reports.
Elaine Jones, from the US Department of Marine Resources, said, "All its weight is in the claws. It would break your arm."
Lobsters that make it to the dinner table are usually between 450 to 900 grams in weight. Fishermen in Maine hauled in a record 100 million pounds or 45.3 million kg of lobster last year, due in part to overfishing of predators such as haddock, cod and monkfish.