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Lobsters, [caught almost exclusively with lobster pots (also called lobster traps)] are highly prized as seafood, are economically important, and are often one of the most profitable commodities in coastal areas they populate...
[But this was not always the case]
In North America, the American lobster did not achieve popularity until the mid-19th century, when New Yorkers and Bostonians developed a taste for it.
Prior to this time, lobster was considered a mark of poverty or as a food for indentured servants or lower members of society in Maine, Massachusetts, and the Canadian Maritimes.
Lobster was commonly served in prisons, much to the displeasure of inmates. American lobster was initially deemed worthy only of being used as fertilizer or fish bait, and until well into the 20th century, it was not viewed as more than a low-priced canned staple food. -Wikipedia