US and Canadian Lobster exporters looking to EU customers for help in averting Swedish proposed ban

lobsterThe American and Canadian lobster industries are looking to countries like Spain, Italy and France to help scuttle the Swedish proposal to label lobster ‘invasive.’ “Our best allies are our customers,” said Annie Tselikis, executive director of the Maine Lobster Dealers Association. “Science should win this battle for us, but we’re not taking any chances because Europe is a huge market for live Maine lobster. So we’re working with our embassies abroad to pressure our major buyers of live lobster to speak up. We can’t have this ban and they can’t have it, either. Italian importers, Spanish dealers, French restaurants. They all want Maine lobster, and we want to sell it to them.” Read the story here 10:21