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Maine
110,230,440
Massachusetts
16,826,704
New Hampshire
5,708,942
Florida
4,702,267
Rhode Island
1,351,415
California
668,882
New Jersey
290,982
Connecticut
148,758
New York
106,738
Maryland
12,827
Delaware
6,193
Virginia
3,099
North Carolina
1,156
South Carolina
248

Lobster Production by State 2024

Lobster Production by State 2024

Lobster production across the United States showcases a rich tapestry of coastal diversity and economic significance. While numerous states contribute to the industry, a few stand out prominently in terms of production and impact.

Maine, often hailed as the epicenter of American lobster harvesting, boasts staggering numbers, with over 110 million pounds of American lobster annually, valued at approximately $740 million. The state's extensive coastline, coupled with a deep-rooted maritime tradition, underscores its dominance in the lobster industry.

Massachusetts, another key player, follows suit with significant contributions to American lobster production. With over 16 million pounds harvested annually, generating more than $125 million in revenue, Massachusetts underscores the widespread influence of lobster fishing along its coastal communities.

Other states, while not matching the scale of Maine and Massachusetts, play vital roles in lobster production. Whether it's Florida's Caribbean spiny lobster, California's California spiny lobster, or New Hampshire's American lobster, each state contributes to the diverse fabric of the industry.

The economic impact of lobster production extends beyond the coastal states, influencing markets, culinary traditions, and cultural identities across the nation. As policymakers and stakeholders navigate challenges such as sustainability and market dynamics, understanding the intricacies of lobster production remains essential for ensuring the industry's longevity and vitality.

Lobster Production by State 2024

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State
NMFS Lobster Catch Name
Pounds
Metric Tons
Dollars
MaineAmerican Lobster110,230,44050,000$739.96 Mn
MassachusettsAmerican Lobster16,826,7047,633$125.46 Mn
New HampshireAmerican Lobster5,708,9422,590$44.16 Mn
FloridaCaribbean Spiny Lobster4,702,2672,133$42.20 Mn
Rhode IslandAmerican Lobster1,351,415613$10.70 Mn
CaliforniaCalifornia Spiny Lobster668,882303$15.13 Mn
New JerseyAmerican Lobster290,982132$2.30 Mn
ConnecticutAmerican Lobster148,75867$1.10 Mn
New YorkAmerican Lobster106,73848$868,725
MarylandAmerican Lobster12,8276$110,929
DelawareAmerican Lobster6,1933$49,129
VirginiaAmerican Lobster3,0991$20,650
North CarolinaCaribbean Spiny Lobster1,1561$7,208
South CarolinaCaribbean Spiny Lobster248$2,283

Lobster Production by State 2024

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