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Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobsters

(CNN) - Whole Foods is taking lobster off the menu.

The high-end grocery giant says it will stop selling Maine's biggest export by value at hundreds of stores across America.

Whole Foods representatives say lobster fishing is no longer sustainable because of declining populations.

Environmental groups also worry that the lines and equipment in lobster traps can be a hazard to North Atlantic Right Whales.

With only 340 of the whales left in the north atlantic, the whole species could be swimming towards extinction.

Maine's elected leaders are angry because they say whole foods is following misguided environmental propaganda--not actual marine science.

In response, Whole Foods says they are loyal to work with suppliers, fisheries and advocacy groups going forward.

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