The warmwater spiny lobster supply from South and Central America has been steady this season compared to last, and foodservice buyers are showing more interest because prices are significantly lower than those for its coldwater cousins.

The season in Brazil opened June 1, while the Caribbean season opened in early July. “The size range from Brazil has been there, and there has been adequate supply to satisfy producers,” said one spiny lobster distributor. Caribbean product was expected to in…