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Lobster Season?

Posted By: belizebound

Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 05:40 AM

When is lobster season at AC?
Posted By: klcman

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 06:22 AM

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 02:14 PM

Lobster season (when you can eat lobster, fresh or otherwise) starts June 15th. There is NO closed season where it is permitted to eat frozen lobster but not fresh, it's important to understand that closed season from February 15th-June 15th means NO LOBSTER EATING or stocking of lobster of any kind! This is to stop "stockpiling" which would erode the lobster population. Also it eliminates the temptation to buy lobster during the off season and say that it was caught during the open season...
There is no season for stone crab, its available year-round.
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and there is more info at:

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Posted By: bywarren

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 03:20 PM

Actually, there is a new proposal this year that allows restaurants to place an order and pay in advance to the co-op for the amount of lobster they wish to use in the off season. They then get the lobster as needed from the co-op up to the amount they requested. The co-op is charging, what many feel, is an unreasonable price for the lobster, so I am not sure how many restaurants will use the option.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 07:55 PM

but if it's only a "proposal" - how can they even be offering a price?
Posted By: toad

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 08:18 PM

what ever the market will bear
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/26/03 08:29 PM

The "proposed price" is $33 Belize per pound. I have not talked to anyone as yet who is doing it. I would think there might be some restaurants who will, but those I have talked to, about 8 or 10, feel the price is too high.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/27/03 01:00 AM

So, is the "proposal" to change the law, or is it already changed? If the law is not changed, then the "proposed" price is irrelevant ( one would naturally assume) confused
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/27/03 02:05 AM

The law has been modified based on the proposal presented by the Belize Tourist Board. Bottom line is, restaurants can serve lobster during the off season if they order and purchase it in advance from the co-ops. As I stated earlier, it remains to be seen how many will take advantage the change.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/27/03 02:10 AM

Thanks, by, for clarifying.....$33BZ wholesale does seem a bit stiff.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/27/03 02:53 AM

bywarren,

Can you direct me to someone who has an official document from fisheries that states you can buy from the co-op and sell in the restaurant? All I've heard is rumours but I've seen nothing official.

Cheers,

Simon...
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Lobster Season? - 02/27/03 06:11 AM

You can contact either the Belize Tourist Board or Fisheries and get the info.
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