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Economic impact of lobster

A week into lobster season and boats are headed out daily for their taste of local lobster. While the idea of catching local lobster has brought excitement to the community, restaurants are saying that while having local lobster available adds a nice dimension to their business, it doesn’t change their approach this time of year.

With restaurants enjoying the addition of local lobster to their menus, most local fishermen have in turn shifted their business towards the sale of big game fish like snapper, tuna, wahoo and mahi, as well as providing charters services and tours, with lobster proving to be much less lucrative and more recreational.

About the author

Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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