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The New England Experience

Our Mission

The New England Experience

The Maine difference you can taste

LobstahBox prides itself on maintaining 100% sustainable practices. When your Maine lobster and seafood come from LobstahBox, we assure you that it is of the highest quality possible because it is sustainable and traceable.

Since 1872, the New England fishing industry has been strictly regulated, resulting in the highest quality seafood and environments from which that seafood came. The Maine lobster fishery is one of the most successfully regulated lobster industries. Maine’s regulations and processes protect the industry from growing too big and essentially prevent overfishing. Lobster stock dwindles when unsustainable practices of large commercial fisheries catch all the lobsters in a certain area without consideration of how the population will replenish itself. For more than 125 years, Maine lobstermen and women have been trapping lobster by hand, one trap at a time, ensuring the quality of the product and the marine environment. That is why sustainability is so important.

Delicious lobster starts in the ecosystem where the lobster lives. Our Maine lobsters are harvested by hand, one trap at a time, from the wild coasts of Maine, ensuring that both the lobster resource and the environment are protected. What the lobster eats can alter the taste of the lobster. That’s why wild-caught lobster from Maine is widely known to be the sweetest and most succulent in the world.

Sustainability also ensures traceability. Maine's regulated lobster sustainability practices allow us to prove the traceability of every lobster caught in the state. LobstahBox can proudly trace every step of the lobster journey, as we source directly from our lobstermen and women from the Maine coast to your kitchen.

LobstahBox is proud to offer the highest quality lobster and is confident you are eating the best live Maine Lobster direct from a well-maintained and sustainable marine environment.

Maine Lobster Sustainability

Tail Notch

A female lobster with visible eggs on her tail cannot be kept. Before releasing her, the harvester puts a v-notch in her tail to indicate that she is a good breeder. Even if she is not showing eggs, a female lobster with a notch on her tail can never be caught.

Minimum size limit

Lobsters have to be 3 ¼ inches (8cm) from the eye socket to where the tail begins. Any lobsters under this length are called ‘shorts’ or ‘snappers’ and must be thrown back into the ocean to ensure they are mature enough to breed before they are harvested.

Maximum Size Limit

The maximum legal size of a lobster is 5 inches, so all our biggest breeders, which may produce 100,000 eggs rather than the average 10,000 eggs, can stay in the population and continue to add to the lobster stock.

apprenticeship & Licensing

New harvesters have to apprentice with veterans to learn the regulated sustainable practices, and only a limited number of new licenses are issued annually.

Trap Limits

Maine sets a statewide trap limit and individual lobstering zones have their own trap limits.

Lobster Harvesting Method

Harvesting in Maine is by trap only. That means that no dragging or diving is allowed. Traps have escape hatches for undersized lobsters as well as biodegradable hatches in case the trap is lost.

OUR SUPPLIERS

What We Curate

LobstahBox carefully curates each supplier to bring our customers the freshest, highest quality seafood and products available.

Lobsters are the core of the LobstahBox experience and we pride ourselves in obtaining only the best from Maine. Maine lobsters are the staple of New England and can't be replicated.

About Lobstahbox

The love of lobster and the desire to share the complete New England experience brought together two women, Annemarie and Jessica.

You could say that the shells were cracked for LobstahBox more than 100 years ago when Annemarie’s family immigrated to New England from Sicily. It wasn’t a big family party without lots of celebrating … and lots of steaming platters of fresh, local New England seafood. And when Jessica moved from Texas to Boston, it was the charm and culture that drew her right in. Before she knew it, she was a true New Englander, relishing in local food -- especially lobster -- and sharing her passion for all things food with friends and family from all over.

The Concept

The two entrepreneurs took everything they love about the authentic New England feast and packed it into LobstahBox. From picks to placemats, every LobstahBox has exactly what you need to eat, crack and share lobster. With a focus on quality, Annemarie and Jessica have carefully curated the experience of New England. And they are committed to sustainability, sourcing only 100% Maine lobsters, wild-caught, one trap at a time.

The Experience

For Annemarie and Jessica, LobstahBox is all about creating memorable and festive experiences by making it simple for customers anywhere to enjoy the charm of New England in their own kitchen, dining room or backyard. They’re making it possible for premium Maine lobster to be the center of anything from your greatest party of the year to your most talked about client gift. Anyone can bring it to a boil. It's lobstah time.

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The Giveback Initiative

A percentage of our profits go back into supporting the Maine Lobster Industry and the livelihood of those who work in the Maine lobster community. Learn More

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