Live lobsters need to be kept alive and fresh until they’re cooked to prevent deterioration. You can store them briefly in the fridge, at your own risk.
Storing Lobster in a Fridge:
Ideally, live lobsters should be cooked the same day they’re delivered. However, they can be kept for one additional day when stored properly. In a fridge, keep lobsters as cold as possible in an open container such as a cardboard box. Pack them with seaweed or damp newspaper to keep them moist but not wet. Never store them on ice or in tap water, as the fresh water will kill them. Never freeze live lobsters, unless they’ve been cooked in advance.
***NOTE: Get Maine Lobster recommends that live lobsters be prepared on the day of arrival. We are not responsible for any overnight causalities.