Darden launches lobster-farming efforts

Red Lobster's parent company is getting into the farming business -- lobster farming, that is. Seafood farming -- also known as aquaculture -- has proved successful with other varieties of seafood, but lobster could prove tougher. The crustaceans can take up to seven years to reach maturity, and are prone to a fatal disease. If Darden does succeed, it could revolutionize the industry and lower the price of lobster, industry experts say.

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