Lobster Scandal

A 1980s incident, possibly apocryphal, in which federal fisheries attempted to stock several west coast inlets with 140,000 juvenile Atlantic lobsters, but forgot to remove the elastic bands from their claws before releasing them. In the real world, the lobsters would have died of oxygen starvation on the plane coming from Nova Scotia when fisheries scientists stopped in Calgary to get drunk and chow down on some Alberta grain-fed porterhouse steaks. The next lobster scandal will be their virtual disappearance from the east coast due to overfishing and pollution.

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