Cape Cod Fisherman Reels in 21 Pound Lobster
The second largest lobster ever found in the waters off of Cape Cod has been reeled in by a fisherman.
The 21 pound lobster, just 6 pounds shy of the largest lobster ever caught off Cape Cod, was sold to Cap’n Elmers Restaurant where it is currently on display as a tourist attraction.
Elise Costa, manager of Capt’n Elmers restaurant where the lobster is being held said that they are considering auctioning off the gigantic crustacian to the highest bidder to benefit charity.
So just how large is a 21-pound ocean bug?
Costa explained it to WBZ this way, “I had its tail on my shoulder and I had each claw in one of my hands, and it was as long as my arms and as big as my torso. It’s giant.”
“Usually, for every four and a half pounds of live lobster, once you cook it and clean it, you get one pound of meat. So 21 divided by four and a half, that would give you about five pounds of meat,” said Costa.
The 21 pound lobster will yield approximately 5 pounds of delicious meat.
Many restaurant patrons, however, are secretly hoping that whoever places the highest bid will release the gigantic lobster back into the wild rather than into a steam pot.
Last month a rare orange lobster showed up at a Mansfeild, Mass restaurant.