Rare blue lobster turns up at Hornbæk fish house

Only one out of every 2 to 3 million lobsters are blue

When a rare blue lobster turned up at the fish auction in Gilleleje, the owner of Fiskehuset Hornbæk just had to have it.

“The moment I saw the lobster at the auction in Gilleleje, I just knew that I had to own it,” Adelaide Midjord told TV2 Lorry.

The female blue lobster was caught in the Kattegat and weighed in at 2.1 kg.  Midjord estimates that it is between 35 and 55 years old.

Still on the menu
Experts are uncertain how rare the blue lobster is, but it is estimated that only one in 2-3 million lobsters have the genetic defect that creates the beautiful blue colour.

The lobster’s colour does not change the fact that it is for sale.

“We sell a lot of lobsters, and it will go fast,” said Midjord.

The estimated price of the colourful crustacean is about 1,300 kroner.