Spiny lobsters are caught throughout the year, and often grown out in pens for Capture Based Aquaculture.
A net shot by hand or from a small boat in a circular shape then drawn ashore by hand from both ends. To target fish living close to the shoreline. Usually worked clear of the seabed or with very light contact therefore very little seabed impact. This method of fishing is used in shallow, inshore waters that can be nursery grounds therefore there is the possibility of the capture of immature fish.
Traps and pots made of wood, metal wire or plastic are placed on the seaﬂoor to catch fish, sometimes by using bait. The captured animals are usually still alive in the traps and pots when they are harvested. Traps and post are commonly used to catch lobsters and crabs.
Fishermen harvest seafood by hand because the animals in question are slow-moving. Diving equipment and nooses are used to help collect the animals when they live more than an arm’s length from the surface of the water.