Panulirus argusis most commonly known as CARIBBEAN LOBSTER and is caught predominantly throughout the Caribbean and as far south as Brazil. Major origins include Florida, Cuba, Bahamas, Belize, Nicaragua, Honduras, Colombia and Brazil.
The approximate catch of the species is between 30,000 & 40,000mt annually and is the largest commercially produced spiny lobster in the world. As a warm water species, it is also one of the fastest growing and reaches maturity at just 2-3yrs old.
Florida accounts for around 2500-3000mt annually, of which 50-60% is now directed as LIVE to Asian Markets. The Florida spiny lobster fishery is a limited entry fishery and is fully managed by the US Government. It is well regarded for its management and conservation practices and considered stable.
KC Brand is the most well-known of US brands sold into Asia and has the highest reputation in discerning markets such as Taiwan, Japan, China and Australia. All product is processed under a HACCP based QA system (Audited regularly by 3rd Party for full FDA compliance).
100% of all Caribbean Lobsters exported are Wild Caught.