Blumenthal, Murphy co-sponsor National Lobster Day resolution

July 31, 2018 GMT

A resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., that designates Sept. 25 as National Lobster Day unanimously was approved by the Senate late Monday night.

The resolution points out that American lobster is among the most valuable species landed in the United States each year, serves as an economic engine by providing thousands of jobs and serves as a family tradition. The resolution encourages people to observe the day “with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” citing the popularity of lobsters from Maine to California. “Countless people in the United States enjoy lobster rolls to celebrate summer, from beaches to backyards and fine dining restaurants to lobster shacks,” the resolution states.

In addition to Blumenthal and Murphy, Senate Resolution 221 was co-sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Angus King, I-Maine; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Maggie Hansen, D-N.H., and Edward Markey, D-Mass.