(Wild-caught from Baja California, Mexico)
Spiny lobster from California and the Pacific coast of Mexico is a "Best Choice."
A portion of the Baja California, Mexico trap fishery is certified as sustainable to the standard of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) .
Blue Spiny Lobster, California Spiny Lobster, Green Spiny Lobster, Langosta Mexicana, Red Lobster
Spiny lobster lacks the large front claws of the typical American (Maine) lobster, but has a thick, muscular tail. Its thick shell is protected with an array of spines, earning the common name.
Spiny lobster is typically found on the seafloor in tropical, semitropical and temperate waters, hiding among rocks, kelp and coral.
The spiny lobster is found from Southern California to Baja California, Mexico. The population size is not well studied, but the fisheries for this lobster are small with effective management. Spiny lobster is caught with traps that have little bycatch and cause only moderate damage to the environment.
Spiny lobster from California or the Pacific Coast of Mexico is a "Best Choice."