Homarus Americanus (American Lobster)
The lobsters that we deal in are all caught here in Nova-Scotia, home of the Lobster Capital of the world. We have a process of grading that we do to determine the weight classes of each premium lobster. As we grade through our product we are assured that the lobsters are lively and hard shelled so that they will be filled with delicious meat.
Division into weight classes
When the grading process is taking place, the workers place the live lobsters onto a scale one by one. The lobsters are then placed into a crate with a distinguished tag on it to indicate the name of a specific weight class. The weight classes go in order as such; Chix, Quarters, Halves, 1.75-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-6, and 6-9. Not all dealers have the same requests so there are also alternate classes such as; CQH, 2-4, 6+/Jumbo, B1-2, B2-4, Cull and Processor(weak).
Weights are by the pound (lbs.)
Not every live lobster company will have the exact same grading protocol as us, so we are speaking for ourselves in regard to our grading classes.