Rare orange lobster to be given to Guernsey aquarium

An orange lobster
Image caption The rare lobster was hauled up by fisherman Alan Vaudin near Cobo

A rare orange lobster, caught off Guernsey's west coast on Wednesday, is to be donated to the island's aquarium.

Alan Vaudin, who has been a fisherman for 22 years, said: "I've never seen a lobster as orange as this before."

Mr Vaudin sold the crustacean to fishmonger Andy Le Prevost, who has decided it should be given a reprieve.

Instead of being sold to a customer to eat, he said it would be kept in a tank at his St Peter Port shop before being given to the nearby aquarium.

Mr Le Prevost said: "It looks like a cooked lobster."

"I've been a fishmonger for four years and before that a fisherman for 30 years and I know people that have fished a lot longer and we don't know anyone who has ever seen one before."

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