SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 119
(Senate - July 27, 2015)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS


                             LOBSTER DAY''

  Mr. KING (for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Whitehouse, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. 
Reed, Ms. Ayotte, and Mr. Murphy) submitted the following resolution; 
which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 230

       Whereas lobster from the United States is recognized around 
     the world as a prized culinary delicacy;
       Whereas lobster fishing has served as an economic engine 
     and a family tradition in the United States for centuries;
       Whereas thousands of families in the United States make 
     their livelihoods from lobster fishing and processing;
       Whereas more than 120,000,000 pounds of lobster are caught 
     each year in waters of the United States, representing one of 
     the Nation's most valuable catches;
       Whereas the lobster industry is booming abroad, with 
     profits climbing from $335,800,000 in 2009 to $738,600,000 in 
       Whereas historical lore notes that lobster likely joined 
     turkey on the table at the very first Thanksgiving Day feast 
     in 1621;
       Whereas responsible lobstering practices, beginning in the 
     1600s, have created one of the world's most sustainable 
       Whereas Lobster Newburg was featured on the menu at the 
     inaugural dinner celebration for President John F. Kennedy;
       Whereas lobsters are one of the most healthy and nutritious 
     sources of protein;
       Whereas the peak of the lobstering season in the United 
     States occurs in the late summer;
       Whereas lobster has become a culinary icon, with the 
     lobster roll being featured at the 2015 World Food Expo in 
     Milan, Italy; and
       Whereas lobster is featured on more and more restaurant 
     menus, growing by 35 percent from 2009 to 2013: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates September 25, 2015, as ``National Lobster 
     Day''; and
       (2) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
     the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.