The Safina Center

Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Lobster, Caribbean Spiny – Mexico These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

Caribbean Spiny Lobsters grow fast, are highly fecund (very fertile), and can live up to 20 years.

In Mexico, the abundance and fishing mortality levels of Caribbean Spiny Lobster are uncertain. However, the fishery is well-managed.

Caribbean Spiny Lobster fishermen free-dive and catch the lobsters by hand. As a result, the fishing has minimal affects on other species and habitats.

Full Species Report here.

This fish may have moderately high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More info here about mercury in lobster. Check out our mercury in seafood section.