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Gov. Patrick declares Saturday to be Massachusetts Lobster Day

Governor Deval Patrick declared Saturday, October 12 to day Lobster Day in Massachusetts. Credit: Provided Gov. Deval Patrick declared Saturday Lobster Day in Massachusetts.
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Gov. Deval Patrick is making hungry Bostonians very happy. The powerful politico has declared Saturday, Oct. 12, as Massachusetts Lobster Day.

In an announcement posted on CBS Boston, Patrick "urges all citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly."

He goes on to add that lobster fishing is the state's oldest continuous industry, which brought in more than 14.4 million pounds of lobster in 2012 alone. The state makes about $250,000 a year off its lobster sales, the report adds.

"Whereas lobster fishing is the Commonwealth’s oldest continuous industry," Patrick writes, "therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 12, 2013, t0 be Lobster Day.”

The beginning of October is known for its bountiful lobster catches, which in turn help boost food, jobs and economic activity. Massachusetts-based lobster dealers are some of the leading suppliers of American lobsters to the international market, according to CBS Boston.

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