CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Monday October 11, 2010
Lobster Season Underway in Galapagos
The Galapagos National Park Service reported today on the first
month of the lobster fishery in the Galapagos Marine Reserve, which
was completed on October 1st. The season is open
until January 31, 2011, or until it complies with the maximum catch
quota set to 30 tons of red lobster. The spiny lobster has no
Fish Monitoring department of the Galapagos National Park Service, which has monitored the development of this fishery, reported that during the first month 4,547 kilograms of lobster tails red lobster and 1,289 kilograms of green lobster were captured for a total of 5.7 metric tonnes (about the same as 5.7 US tons).
In the three ports authorized for landing marine product, we recorded the following data for lobster tails: Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz) 2693 kilos, 1,658 kilos in Puerto Villamil (Isabela), and 1,385 kilos in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno ( San Cristóbal).
The Park also seized 124 kilos (apx. 260 pounds) of lobster tails, for various reasons: they did not meet the minimum size established for his capture (15 cm / 6 incn tail), were carrying eggs, or their tail fins had been brushed or cut.