Cozumel Lobster Prices

Lobster Season Opens with Lower Prices

July 1st season has a discount….

Photo Courtesy of Lobster Shack

Lobster season in Cozumel officially opened on Sunday July 1, and the Cooperativa Pesquera Cozumel has set a goal of 42 tons of Caribbean spiny lobsters, which is the same amount as last year’s attained goal.

What differs from last year is the price per kilo.  Last season the price closed at $550mxn/kilo and although the price is not yet fixed lobster tail is currently going for the low price of $250mxn/kilo. This price is expected to change once the international markets have established their price.  Savvy consumers should take advantage of this temporary price drop and head down to the Cooperativa Pesquera Cozumel.

Caribbean spiny lobsters hatch from eggs that are carried on the female’s back for approximately 4 weeks.  Lobsters molt, or shed their hard exoskeleton as they grow and will undergo several moltings before reaching an adult size, which takes about 2 years.

 

The Cozumel Fishermen’s Cooperative is one of 19 Cooperatives throughout the State of Quintana Roo that all adhere to the same lobster season as well as standards in size.

Quintana Roo’s lobster season runs from July until the end of February.  Cozumel’s Fisherman’s Cooperative flash freezes the majority of the lobster catch so that island restaurants can continue to serve lobster during their  five month reproductive season.  There are 48 members of the Cooperative who operate 29 boats in Cozumel waters.

La temporada de langosta abre con precios bajos

La temporada de Julio 1º llega con descuento. . .

La temporada de langosta en Cozumel oficialmente comenzó el domingo 1º de julio, y la Cooperativa Pesquera de Cozumel ha establecido como meta las 42 toneladas de langosta espinosa del Caribe; cantidad similar a la de la meta lograda el año anterior.

 

Lo que difiere del año pasado es el precio por kilo. La temporada anterior, el precio cerró a $550pesos/kilo, y no obstante que aún no se ha establecido el precio por la cola de langosta, actualmente el precio es bajo estando en $ 250 pesos/kilo. Se espera que el precio cambie una vez que los mercados internacionales fijen su precio. Los consumidores expertos aprovecharan este precio temporal que ofrece la Cooperativa Pesquera de Cozumel.

 

La langosta espinosa del caribe eclosiona de huevecillos que la hembra carga sobre el lomo durante casi 4 semanas. Las langostas mudan su exoesqueleto conforme van creciendo y tendrán diversas mudas antes de llegar al tamaño de un adulto; lo cual toma casi 2 años.

 

La Cooperativa Pesquera de Cozumel es una de 19 Cooperativas que se encuentran en el Estado de Quintana Roo apegándose a la misma temporada de langosta así como a las normas en su tamaño.

 

La temporada de langosta en Quintana Roo corre de Julio hasta finales de Febrero. La Cooperativa Pesquera de Cozumel congela la mayor parte de la pesca de langosta, de manera que los restaurantes de la Isla puedan continuar sirviendo langosta durante los cinco meses que dura la temporada de apareamiento. La Cooperativa cuenta con 48 socios de los cuales 29 operan embarcaciones en aguas de Cozumel.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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