Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|Caribbean spiny lobster (U.S.)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
|Spiny Lobster (U.S., Mexico)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
|Caribbean spiny lobster (imported)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
Most species of lobster are caught in pots or traps that are designed to reduce bycatch and habitat damage.
American (Maine) lobster populations are growing in many areas, although the small inshore Southern New England fishery has been in decline for a number of years.
Given the sheer volume of gear in the water, gear entanglements with endangered North Atlantic right whales are still a concern.
Caribbean and California spiny lobsters are managed by strong regulations in the U.S. But most spiny lobster is imported from nations with poor management.