Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean spiny lobster’

Lobster Hunt

Monday, August 2nd, 2010
An abundance of Lobster as we headed out late this afternoon to catch them

An abundance of Lobster as we headed out late this afternoon to find some lobster.

 A late afternoon, spur of the moment decision had us heading out to find some lobster for Pete’s last night on island before he leaves tomorrow for Kentucky. I wish we could say that we actually caught them ourselves!!!  No such luck as we motored off towards Five Cays and the fish plant knowing we could hail some boats and get some lobster the lazy man’s way. We whistled to a local fishing boat and they had a few lobsters on board.

 

We managed to hail a small local fishing boat.

We managed to hail a small local fishing boat.

 As the fishing boat drew near, we could see that their catch for the day was not huge. In past years the boats would be filled……………over harvested perhaps???

A nice, one man dinner sized lobstertail.

A nice, one man dinner sized lobstertail.

 

Pete looks like he's ready to sample some delicious Caribbean Spiny Lobster

Pete looks like he's ready to sample some delicious Caribbean Spiny Lobster

 

Do you think anyone will believe Barry when he tells them he dove and caught several lobsters?

Do you think anyone will believe Barry when he tells them he dove and caught several lobsters?

 

Lobster fishing on the second day of Lobster Season in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Lobster fishing on the second day of Lobster Season in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Once we had bargained over the price for the lobsters, we stopped at Bay Cay for refreshments. It’s hard work negotiating you know!!!

 

 

Marta

 

 

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Lobster Tails

Sunday, August 1st, 2010
August 1 is the opening day of lobster season in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

August 1 is the opening day of lobster season in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Baskets of freshly caught lobster tails waiting to be sold out at the Fish Plant. Plan on a delicious lobster dinner this evening as all the Provo restaurants will be serving lobster tails.

Baskets of freshly caught lobster tails waiting to be sold out at the Fish Plant. Plan on a delicious lobster dinner this evening as all the Provo restaurants will be serving lobster tails.

Bon Appetit!!!

 

 

Marta

 

 

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Lobster Season Opens

Saturday, August 1st, 2009
The Caribbean Spiny Lobster locally known as crawfish

The Caribbean Spiny Lobster locally known as crawfish

Lobster season opens today and I’m sure all available boats will be out  today fishing for lobster. The Caribbean Spiny Lobster is also known as langouste, rock lobster, crayfish and crawfish and they tend to shelter in crevices of rocks and coral reefs during the day and coming out at night to feed. They have a striped body, brown-gray in colour with yellow spots on the segmented tail.

Lobsters covered the bottom of this boat

Lobsters covered the bottom of this boat

 In the Turks and Caicos Islands lobster season is from Aug 1 to March 31 and some of our fishermen learned to dive at a young age and have inherited their knowledge of lobster from their fathers or other family members.

Yum!  Lobster tails for dinner this evening the opening day of lobster season!

Yum! Lobster tails for dinner this evening the opening day of lobster season!

Boats usually carry team of 2 to 4 fishermen and since the fishing boats have a shallow draft, they can stop directly over patch reefs on the Caicos Banks. The spiny lobsters are found hiding in crevices and under coral outcroppings.

A boat load of lobsters destined for many of Provo's restaurants

A boat load of lobsters destined for many of Provo's restaurants

 

I couldn't resist putting in this photo (sorry Laura!!) but this was simply the biggest lobster I've ever seen. It was huge!

I couldn't resist putting in this photo as this was simply the biggest lobster I've ever seen. It was huge!

Our guests at Harbour Club Villas will be heading to Baci’s Ristorante this evening where John will be preparing a delicious lobster feast for this evenings diners. Come on down to Baci’s for fine dining in an Italian terrazzo style ambiance nightly fresh fish and lobster specials. Hope to see you there!

 

Marta

 

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