Retailers Pull Lobster from Menus After ‘Red List’ Warning

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu after an assessment from an influential conservation group that the harvest of the seafood poses too much of a risk to rare whales and should be avoided.

Seafood Watch, which rates the sustainability of different seafoods, said this week it has added the American and Canadian lobster fisheries to its “red list” of species to avoid.

The organization said in a report that the fishing industry is a danger to North Atlantic right whales.

Thousands of companies follow the group’s recommendations, and HelloFresh and Blue Apron are among those to say they are no longer selling lobster.

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Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native currently living in Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.



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