Spiny lobsters are among the world's most valuable and highly prized seafoods, captured and marketed in over 90 countries. Demand for spiny lobsters has escalated in the past two decades, spurring the need both for better management and for research on which to base that management. Recent advances have improved the outlook for spiny lobster aquaculture. Some countries have already approved legislation facilitaing culture and it may be only a few years before this becomes a major source of supply.
The book opens with a brief review of the general biology, distribution and fishing techniques, with the major emphasis on the latest management strategies, developments in aquaculture,marketing and economics. A special feature of the book is the etailed reviews of the spiny lobster fishery, research activities and marketing process in Japan, where customers are willing to pay more than US$50 per pound for live lobsters.
By: B. Phillips and J. Kittaka
Hardcover, 2000; 704 pages