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Lobster

19.848
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Lobster
You can consume
0.14
kg of Lobster to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Crustaceans | Sea food | Food

The major source of greenhouse gas emissions for lobsters come from the diesel combustion and production of the fishing ships [1]. There is a major difference in emissions between trawling (scraping the sea floor) and creeling (traps lowered to the sea floor), with creeling emitting about 10kg CO2e per kg of whole lobster, which is about 3 times as little as trawling with about 30kg CO2e[1]. Unfortunately, the latter is the most common form of lobster fishing at around 80%[1].

[1] Ziegler, F., & Valentinsson, D. (2008). Environmental life cycle assessment of Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) caught along the Swedish west coast by creels and conventional trawls—LCA methodology with case study. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 13(6), 487-497.

Subcategories: Lobster (canned)

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Environmental life cycle assessment of Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) caught along the Swedish west coast by creels and conventional trawls—LCA methodology with case study Table 2, trawling. functional unit: 1 kg of whole lobster (300g of edible meat)
31.7
Sweden Sweden 10
Environmental life cycle assessment of Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) caught along the Swedish west coast by creels and conventional trawls—LCA methodology with case study Table 2, creeling. functional unit: 1 kg of whole lobster (300g of edible meat)
11.1
Sweden Sweden 10
LCA Food Database Conventional, including retail
20.2
Unknown Unknown 10
Den store klimadatabase Lobster, Agriculture: 0, iLUC: 0.69, Food processing: 1.94, Packaging: 0.26, Transport: 0.66
3.55
Unknown Unknown 7
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories Table 5 Median; #LCA studies: 3; #GWP values: 2; Mean: 21.74; Stdev: 11.7; Min: 7.62; Max: 28.3
27.8
Unknown Unknown 10