Ayatollah Sistani on the rules of eating lobsters and other marine animals

Religious Authority: 
Ali al-Sistanti
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
What is the ruling on eating lobsters and other marine animals?

It is not permissible to eat from marine animals except fish that have scales; shrimp is considered from that category [of permissible sea animals]. But other fish, like lobster, and similarly the fish that does not have scales is forbidden.