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

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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 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.

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