Hard shell vs. Soft shell
Lobsters go through a molting process as they grow during which time they shed their old shells and produce new ones. Adult male lobsters shed their shells twice a year and adult females shed them once a year. The new shell is soft and pliant for months as it slowly hardens. The meat in soft-shell lobsters, colloquially known as “shedders” is sweeter and more tender than that of hard-shell lobsters. Shedder season in Maine usually occurs around early summer and again around early winter.
About The Chipman Family
Our family lobster business has been in operation since 2004, when we built our wharf. Fishing has been a long standing tradition in the Chipman family. Chris and Jason, fourth generation fishermen, fish their own boats. Chris captains his boat F/V Monica Tymin and Jason his boat F/V Miss Amity. John Chipman, their father, captain of F/V Catherine E, has been fishing for fifty years and has passed his family values and hard work ethic on to his two boys. Both brothers are committed to the lobster fishing industry, which has been the means of income for the Chipman family for over fifty years. “It’s what we do; it’s in our blood.”
Here at Chipman’s Wharf, all our local fishermen practice state regulations daily, protecting the industry and marine environment for future generations.
- Weight:0.671 kg
4 pack 1.25lb, 4 pack 1.5lb, 6 pack 1.25lb, 6 pack 1.5lb, 12 pack 1.25lb, 12 pack 1.5lb
- Store Name: Chimpmans Wharf
- Vendor: Chimpmans Wharf
- Address: 304 WYMAN ROAD
MILBRIDGE, ME 04658
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