Spiny Lobster - Panulirus interruptu

Shellfish  <<  Spiny Lobster

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Spiny Lobster,  Panulirus interruptus  (rock lobster)


Central California to the Pacific Coast of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez


October - March

Method of Capture:

Trap, with self-deteriorating lobster escape ports

Sustainability Consideration:

This is a trap fishery that requires a log book charting how many short and legal lobsters caught, the numbers of traps being used, and at what depths the lobsters are caught. Overfishing is not considered to be occurring.

Size Range:

3.25 inches or longer carapace

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet, rich flavor and firm, meaty texture

Cooking Tips:

Boil, broil, grill, steam, serve raw