Cozumel Lobsters Ship Internationally

Cozumel Fishermen Prepare to Export Live Lobsters Internationally

Canada & Hong Kong Should Be Enjoying Live Shellfish Next Month……


Photo Courtesy of Mario Ceh

When lobster season re-opens on July 1st, 2018 members of the Cozumel Fishermen’s Cooperative    will begin an entire new area of production:  lobsters caught in Cozumel waters will now be shipped live to both Canada and Hong Kong.


A Canadian investor has been working closely with the Cooperative to create the necessary infrastructure.  Live lobsters will be stored in pools until they can be shipped overseas a mere 32 hours after their capture.  The President of the Cooperative stated that the lobsters will remain at a consistent 14C throughout their capture and transport so that they will arrive in a healthy state at their new destination.


Open season for for Panulirus argus, also known as the Caribbean spiny lobster will come to end on the last day in February, 2019, at which point their breeding season will ensue.



Los pescadores de Cozumel se preparan para exportar langostas a nivel internacional

El próximo mes Canadá y Hong Kong disfrutarán crustáceos vivos

Cuando la temporada de langosta vuelva a iniciar el 1º de julio de este año, los miembros de la Cooperativa Pesquera

Photo Courtesy of Richard Russel

de Cozumel  comenzarán una nueva área de producción: se enviarán langostas vivas capturadas en Cozumel  hacia Canadá y  Hong Kong.


Un inversionista canadiense ha estado trabajando estrechamente con la Cooperativa para crear la infraestructura necesaria. Las langostas vivas se conservarán en estanques hasta que puedan enviarse al extranjero, tan sólo 32 horas después de su captura.  El presidente de la Cooperativa manifestó que las langostas permanecerán en una temperatura constante de 14oC durante su captura y transporte, para que así lleguen sanas a su nuevo destino.


El último día de Febrero del año 2019 concluye la temporada de captura de la Panulirus argus, también conocida como la langosta espinosa del Caribe,  entonces comenzará la época de reproducción.


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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