Holiday, exports keep spiny lobster prices high

Florida spiny lobster prices are high this season due to increased demand from China and somewhat lower production. The spiny lobster season runs from August through March and is one of Florida’s top commercial seafood products in terms of dockside value.

The Caribbean spiny lobster market was soft until December, when demand increased for the holidays.

“After the holiday season, we expect it to be kind of steady and soft. Demand is not where it used to be,” says one buyer. The large tail …

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