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‘King Louie’, the 23-pound lobster bought by a vegan who wanted it returned to its watery home

A massive lobster taller than a toddler was caught in the Bay of Fundy and then bought by a vegan activist so it could be returned, alive, to its chilly home. Catherine MacDonald, co-owner of the Alma Lobster Shop in southern New Brunswick, said the 23-pound lobster, dubbed “King Louie,” was possibly a century old. “It’s beautiful,” said MacDonald in a phone interview Tuesday. “For a lobster to be 23 pounds and to be that large, there was nothing else that was going to be a predator, except man.” The lobster is very healthy, and about four feet long, said MacDonald. It was caught by a fisherman in St. Martins, N.B. MacDonald said the crustacean was sold for $230 to a Nova Scotia vegan who requested it be released back into the ocean. And so King Louie returned home on Tuesday, she said. Read the rest here 09:58

23-pound lobster caught in N.B.

23-pound-new-brunswick-lobsterA whopping 23-pound lobster was caught off the coast of St. Martin’s, New Brunswick. He’s estimated to be more than 100 years old. Alma Lobster Shop is home to the king critter but it might not be for long. “We’re not sure what we’re going to do with him yet,” Elizabeth Macdonald, who works at the shop, told CTV Atlantic. She suggested they may auction him or sell him and at $11 a pound, so he could fetch more than $230. Video, read the rest here 10:33