Seafood festival pardons lobster

Posted: Updated:
BELMAR -

A first of its kind moment kicked off the New Jersey Seafood Festival in Belmar.

Larry the Lobster, a 6-pound beauty, was released into a nearby inlet instead of becoming one of the many tasty dishes at this weekend's seafood festival.

"May you never smell melted butter, have your claws bound by rubber bands or have your tail appear in the daily special of a restaurant’s menu," they said.

The mayor of Belmar says a local restaurant helped save Larry.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Photos: Flooding around New Jersey

    Photos: Flooding around New Jersey

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 5:09 AM EDT2018-08-14 09:09:38 GMT
    Over 100 evacuated following flooding in Brick TownshipOver 100 evacuated following flooding in Brick Township

    Pictures of flooding around New Jersey

    Pictures of flooding around New Jersey

  • Guide: Where to find food trucks in New Jersey

    Guide: Where to find food trucks in New Jersey

    Food Truck Friday: Callahan'sFood Truck Friday: Callahan's

    Craving something savory or sweet? It doesn't really matter when it comes to food trucks, where you can have it all -- you just have to know where to find them! Here is a list of food trucks and where you could find them in New Jersey.

    Craving something savory or sweet? It doesn't really matter when it comes to food trucks, where you can have it all -- you just have to know where to find them! Here is a list of food trucks and where you could find them in New Jersey.

  • 2018 PNC Bank Arts Center Concert Lineup

    2018 PNC Bank Arts Center Concert Lineup

    Friday, February 9 2018 1:42 PM EST2018-02-09 18:42:19 GMT
    PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.

    PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.

    PNC Bank Arts Center is rolling out a new concert lineup for 2018.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."