how to raise lobsters FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question - Can you raise your own lobsters?

Answer - Yes you can raise your own lobsters, they will grow to full size in a couple months and the requirements for lobster farming aren't that numerous. Freshwater lobster can tolerate a large variety of water conditions but they do require the temperature to be above 60 degrees.

Question - How long does it take to raise a lobster?

Answer - It can take lobsters an average of 5 to 7 years to grow to legal size, and they grow more slowly as they get bigger. A lobster that weighs 3 pounds is an estimated 15-20 years old, and a 25 pound lobster can would be approximately 75-100 years old.

Question - Why are lobsters very expensive?

Answer - They are few factors that contribute to the steep prices of lobsters. Unlike with most fisheries, there aren't any commercial farms to cheaply provide a lot of lobsters, the crustaceans grow slowly, eat a lot, and are susceptible to a very contagious disease, and their eggs are hard to raise.

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