One of our favorite seasons is here, Lobster Season!
Having been closed since February, June 15th is the day many have been waiting patiently for. Today marks the opening of Lobster Season as fishermen set to sea placing their traps down with the hopes of catching these delectable crustaceans. Handmade traps called shades are strategically placed in the sandy bottom of the Caribbean Sea where the seagrass move to the current’s rhythm and the crustaceans roam. Spiny Lobsters can be found hiding under rocks and ledges, blending in with its surroundings. Freedivers are pros at spotting their long antennae’s that poke out of the crevices.
On average Spiny Lobsters take three to five years to mature. All those caught and sold must measure no smaller than three inches, with the lobster tail weighing in it at least four ounces, to be considered a legal sale.
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster, also known as Panulirus argus, has become a favorite dish at restaurants countrywide and a profitable marine export product.
Every season, restaurants revamp their menus, offering delicious lobster specials you don’t want to miss out on. Grilled Whole Lobster, Lobster Ceviche, Seafood Lobster pasta are just a few dishes to look forward to.
In celebration of this delectable crustacean, San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Palencia host annual Lobster Festivals.
Here are the dates
San Pedro June 15th , 2018 – June 23rd, 2018
A week of festivities and activities take place on the island of San Pedro. A Lobster Crawl and the grand block party help at Central Park on June 25th are celebrations worth attending.
For more information:
Placencia Lobster Fest June 22nd 2018 – June 24th 2018
Caye Caulker June 29th 2018 – July 1st 2018
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