Kralendijk- Nature organization STINAPA reminds the public that it is prohibited to catch lobsters in Bonaire during the period from May 1st to October 31th. “Do not catch, buy, serve, sell or eat fresh lobster within this period”, urges STINAPA in a release to the media
According to STINAPA, during this period lobsters are protected species because it is their breeding season. Spiny lobsters breed and spawn when the ocean is warm during the summer and female lobsters may produce hundreds of thousands of eggs twice during the reproductive season. She lays the eggs and holds them under her tail for up to ten weeks, until they are ready to hatch. It is strictly prohibited to take lobster during this time.
STINAPA also said they have recently received some complaints about the sale and consumption of live lobsters.