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National Fisheries Institute Statement on EU Lobster Trade Discussion

National_Fisheries_Institute_LogoIt is important to note that there is no EU ban on imported live lobsters from North America. Sweden has raised the specter of such a prohibition but no embargo has been implemented. We will work with our European colleagues to better appreciate their apprehensions. We need to understand how 32 lobsters found in EU waters over an 8-year period constitutes an “invasion.” We will also work to identify credible, science-based solutions to reduce the chances of live North American lobsters entering EU waters. Read the rest here 14:59