July 27, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 119 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 119
(Senate - July 27, 2015)
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[Page S5932] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS ______ SENATE RESOLUTION 230--DESIGNATING SEPTEMBER 25, 2015, AS ``NATIONAL 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 2014; 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 fisheries; 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. ____________________