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Christina Lemieux

About Christina Lemieux

Christina Lemieux Oragano grew up in Cutler, Maine, where her family have been in the lobster industry for four generations. She worked as a stern'man' on her father's boat for ten summers before graduating from college and beginning a career in advertising. While her job has taken her from Maine to San Francisco, New York and then to London, she has remained committed and connected to the Maine lobster industry. Her blogging, book writing, and experimentation with lobster recipes are testimony to her devotion to America's favorite crustacean.

55,000 ‘Christmas lobsters’ sold in a single week at U.K. grocery store. But what does it mean for the Maine lobster industry?

lidl canadian christmas lobster

‘Tis the season for shopping and in England lobster is flying off supermarket shelves. Industry expert, The Grocer, has forecast that this Christmas lobster could be more popular than turkey in the UK. And Brits certainly have been splashing out on seafood over the last several weeks. When UK Supermarket Lidl starting promoting their ‘Christmas […]

Is Lobster Still A Luxury?

Claridges Lobster Entree

If you know a bit about the history of lobster, you likely know that lobster has not always been considered a luxury item. Back in the 1600s, lobsters were so abundant they would wash up on beaches. Considered to be ‘poor man’s food,’ lobster was often fed to prisoners and indentured servants by European colonists. […]

Don’t say ‘pig’ on boat…and 4 other odd lobster fishing superstitions.

Lobster Fisherman Oil Skins

Fishermen are known for their superstitions and lobster fishermen are no different from the rest. Maine lobster fishing superstitions differ from harbor to harbor but when I researched them for my book I found five common themes. 1. Some lobster fishermen won’t paint their boats blue, believing that a blue boat brings bad luck. 2. Other lobster fishermen won’t […]

What’s the craziest question YOU’VE been asked about lobster fishing?

Lobster Fisherman Oil Skins

Maine is a unique state.  Lobster fishing is a unique occupation.  In the summer months, tourists flock to Vacationland, eager to eat lobster in the rough and learn about our way of life. I grew up working as a sternman on my father’s lobster boat and conversations with tourists were a common and often entertaining addition to the […]