Lobster, Caribbean Spiny – Belize, Brazil, Honduras & Nicaragua
Caribbean Spiny Lobsters grow fast, are highly fecund (very fertile), and can live up to 20 years.
In Belize, Brazil, Hondura, and Nicaragua, fishing for Caribbean Spiny Lobsters occurs with traps and by diving with the use of casitas (shelters) and/or SCUBA gear. The fishing methods are highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species.
However, the fisheries in these countries are poorly managed and Caribbean Spiny Lobster populations are declining. There are also high levels of illegal fishing in these countries.