China Craving Maine Lobsters

Photo by Dana Moos,

Demand for Maine lobsters is at an all-time high in China, where the expanding market for lobsters is continuing to grow and the country has set a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States.

According to an article on, American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports grew 250 percent to about $7.4 million. Last year, China imported more than $108 million in lobsters from America, surpassing the previous high of about $90.2 million in 2014.

Read about the demand for Maine lobsters in China.