Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Australia Is Awash In Lobster -- January 13, 2021

Remember the lobster page, July 1, 2018 -- I remember decades ago "we" were told that lobster were dying out, and soon to disappear altogether, due to global warming. 

Not only did that not happen -- see the linked story -- but now The WSJ is reporting that Australia is "awash in lobster." One assumes the price of lobster is plummeting in your local neighborhood seafood store. LOL. Yeah, right.

From the linked WSJ story:

SYDNEY—Over the holidays, Australian chef Sam Young prepared a platter of lobster rolls for his family gathering. The next day, he grilled another lobster to eat with his girlfriend’s hollandaise sauce.

“It’s never been a cheaper time to eat lobsters in Australia,” said Mr. Young, 31 years old, who recently worked at an upscale pop-up restaurant that cooked as many as 40 lobsters a day. “I tell every table to order lobsters.”

Ever since China blocked imports of Australian lobsters late last year amid a trade spat between the two countries, Australia has been awash in local crustaceans.

There are so many lobsters that authorities raised the limit for how many lobstermen could sell directly to the public at the wharf. Australians far from the coast are getting freshly caught, live lobster for the first time. Chefs are experimenting with new lobster dishes that previously would have been too expensive. And the low prices are convincing amateur cooks to make lobster at home.

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