World Record Lobster 44.5 Pounds - Largest lobster, according to Guiness Book of World Records, caught off Nova Scotia. It was listed as 44 lbs 6 oz with a length, from the tip of its tail to the tip of its crusher claw, at 3 ½ feet.
21-Pound Lobster: Claws Could Break A Man’s Arm, A giant 21-pound lobster caught off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., with claws so strong and massive that they could likely snap a man’s arm.
The behemoth crustacean can be seen in the video above being cradled by researchers at the Maine State Aquarium like a small child. In fact, the lobster’s size is roughly equivalent to that of a 3-year-old toddler.
However, because it was caught in an unrestricted area, the fate of the 21-pound Cape Cod lobster remains uncertain.
“Usually, for every four and a half pounds of live lobster, once you cook it and clean it, you get one pound of meat. So 21 divided by four and a half, that would give you about five pounds of meat,” Costa said, in what could be a foreboding analysis of the crustacean’s fate.
Costa said the lobster would remain on display for a few days before either being sold or raffled for charity. A benevolent benefactor seems to be the lobster’s last hope for survival.
“Often when we have lobsters this large, people come in to catch them, and they like to release them, which is kinda cool,” Costa told.
“I had its tail on my shoulder and I had each claw in one of my hands, and it was as long as my arms and as big as my torso, ” said Elise Costa, restaurant manager of Capt’n Elmer’s, to WBZ NewsRadio. “It’s giant.”
Back in February, a 27-pound-lobster was caught off the coast of Maine, setting the record for the largest known lobster in the state’s history.
Elaine Jones, education director for the state’s Department of Marine Resources told Reuters that its claws were big enough to snap a man’s arm. “All the weight is in the claws,” Jones said. “It would break your arm.”
Maine state law prohibits fisherman from keeping lobsters longer than five inches. So, the 40-inch behemoth, described as roughly being the size of a 3-year-old human baby, was returned safely to the ocean waters.