Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises – Lobster
Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises now looks at a favorite creature living in the sea around us. It is the prince or princess of seafood – lobster. Before we get into the finer details we must first tell you a very important fact.
Lobster breeding season is in the spring to early summer so you are not allowed to fish or catch lobster from 1st of April to 30th June of each year.
This is also for the non-fishers because you will not find lobster on the menu during April, May and June. So those who love lobster on a plate should plan their trips to Jamaica accordingly!
Photo of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) by NOAA via Wikipedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fish4549_-_Flickr_-_NOAA_Photo_Library.jpg
Cool Runnings Jamaica – The Spiny Lobster
The lobster found in the seas around Jamaica is the spiny lobsters (Panulirus argus). The female lobster carries the eggs around with her for about four weeks and when the microscopic little ones hatch they are phyllosoma larvae. As they grow they shed their outer shells to grow a new one. The adult lobster will live in coral reefs and are more active at night. Lobsters eat mollusks and also any dead fish they may find.
Cool Runnings Ocho Rios – Eating Lobster
Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises notes there are many ways to eat your lobster once you have caught it. Some experts agree that possibly the best way is to split the lobster and grill it over an open fire. This leaves you to taste the wonderful flavor.
There are other recipes involving curry or cream, butter, hot pepper as in our Scotch bonnet pepper and even cheese, but our toes curl up in horror that anyone would even think they could improve on the delicate flavor of a Panulirus argus.
Again, having thought about it a little longer, perhaps our favorite lobster is out in the Caribbean Sea living on its own coral reef.
It is suggested that the serious fisher or snorkeler (no scuba-gear allowed to catch lobsters) contact the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica for more information:
Tel: 876-927-1731-50 / 619-1731 or click through to their contact form http://www.moa.gov.jm/Contact_Us.php