How Big Was the Largest Lobster Ever Recorded?

How Big Was the Largest Lobster Ever Recorded?

How Big Was the Largest Lobster Ever Recorded?

The biggest recorded lobster ever caught weighed 44 pounds, 6 ounces and was caught in 1977. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it was taken from the waters off the coast of Nova Scotia, and it measured 3 feet 5 inches from the tip of its largest claw to the end of its tail fan.

A 27-pound lobster caught off the coast of Maine made news in 2012. A spokeswoman from Maine's Department of Marine Resources described its claws as being big enough to break a human arm.

Many areas have laws that forbid fisherman from keeping lobsters that are very large. In Maine, lobsters that are larger than 5 inches from the eye to the beginning of the tail must be released back into the wild.