The largest lobster to have been caught in Icelandic waters was brought to land at Þorlákshöfn, Southwest Iceland, last Thursday.
Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The lobster was caught in Selvogur nearby. The crustacean’s torso measures 88 mm, 7 mm more than the previous record of 81 mm which was caught ten years ago. The lobster measures about half a meter in length and weighs 490 grams, mbl.is reports.
A staff member of the Marine Research Institute, who checks the unloading of most lobster boats which land in Þorlákshöfn, confirmed the Icelandic record.