Big demand for east coast lobster

July 22, 2017

In a mere 24 hours, Chinese buyers snapped up more than 140,000 live east coast lobsters through a Beijing-based online retailer; called jd.com, one of the largest e-commerce websites in the world.

New Brunswick-based Bay Shore Lobster Limited says the Chinese want ten thousand pounds a day.

Chinese restaurant owners and home chefs hold Canadian lobster in high regard, so they are willing to pay a heavy premium on shipping.

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