Lobsters are not native to the Pacific coast of Canada, but from 1896 to 1966 there were at least 11 separate introductions of American lobsters into BC waters, and even more along the US West Coast. In Canada, introductions probably totalled no more than 5000 adults. Although American lobsters seem able to survive in the Pacific, there is no evidence that any of the introductions has resulted in a reproducing population.
The clawed Homarus genus is the homard of French cuisine. The clawless spiny lobster [French langouste] is also known as CRAYFISH.
See also CRUSTACEAN RESOURCES.
Author D.E. AIKEN
Links to Other Sites
The official website for the Town of Shediac, located on Shediac Bay, a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait.
Overview of Homarus americanus: The American Lobster
Everything you would want to know about the biology of the American lobster. Check out the glossary for more information. From the River John Community Access Program.
Canadian Biodiversity Website
A great information source for all budding biologists. Learn about biodiversity theory, natural history, and conservation issues. From McGill’s Redpath Museum.
Aquaculture Atlas of Canada
Find out about Canada’s growing aquaculture industry in all ten provinces and in the Yukon. Features profiles of selected species.
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