If a bipartisan group of Senators from New England get their way, September 25 will be deemed "National Lobster Day." Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Angus King (I-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are co-sponsoring a resolution to proclaim an official National Lobster Day for this year.
The senators are introducing a resolution to designate Sept. 25, 2015, as National Lobster Day. Maine's Angus King and Susan Collins say the crustacean deserves the honor because thousands of families rely on the multimillion dollar American lobster industry to make a living.
Collins and King say the lobster day will also note the American lobster's "growing popularity as a global delicacy."
June 15 had previously been unofficially deemed "National Lobster Day." While lobster season is year round, the season tends to peak in the fall.
Not that I personally need an excuse to eat a lobster, but I think this resolution is as good a reason as any to indulge. Lobster prices have plummeted in recent years, which while good for the consumer, is a little rough on the lobsterman who needs to sell lobsters to earn a living. Anything that would promote local industry is a win in my book.