In the 1800’s lobster was fed to prisoners and slaves

The Maine Lobster Fishing History reveals that many years ago, Maine lobster was so bountiful that Native Americans not only used it as fish bait, they used Maine lobster as an excellent fertilizer for their crops.

During colonization, lobster was used to feed the poor; including children, slaves, and prisoners. Some slaves in Massachusetts rebelled, and put in their contracts that they would eat lobster no more than 3 days per week!

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