Mexican Navy Seizures Affecting Baja Lobster Prices?

On August 7, the Mexican Navy along with workers from the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, secured 280 lobster traps and rescued and released 740 lobsters in Ejido Eréndira, a small community about 62 miles south of Ensenada — according to Mexican news outlets.

“The lobsters were caught in a period of time deemed by the government as illegal,” R. Gonzalez said, “The restriction is usually between around March and September 15.”

Gonzales is a seafood chef from Ensenada. “This is done in order to protect the sustainability of our lobster resources,” he said. “During this time of the year when the lobsters begin their reproductive stage — it is prohibited to capture, fish or sell lobsters in the area.”

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