Lobster season opened June 15.

The opening of the season heralds the coming of the yearly Lobster Fest.

The season runs for 8 continuous months, after which it closes for 4 so that the lobsters can reproduce.

The village of Caye Caulker, long before it was discovered by tourists, was a fishing village whose main catch was lobster.

The first and largest fishing cooperative in the country of Belize was started here on Caye Caulker, and is still in existence today.