Rock Lobster

Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii)

Spiny rock lobster or crayfish are found throughout New Zealand and Chatham Islands' coastal waters. Spiny rock lobsters are carnivorous and live in and around reefs in depths ranging from 5 - 275 meters.

They are dark red and orange above with paler yellowish bellies. Rock lobster are caught commercially using baited pots. Once caught, most are held in temperature-controlled aquariums before being air-freighted "live" to export markets.

Rock lobster flesh is firm with a sweet medium and rich taste, and retains its shape in most styles of cooking.

Product Grade Pack size Live
Whole Variable 10 - 12kg Yes

Quota in New Zealand (tonnes/annum)

Total Sanford
Area 1 131 0
Area 2 236 12
Area 3 164 0
Area 4 467 0
Area 5 350 11
Area 6 360 0
Area 7 76 0
Area 8 962 23
Area 9 47 0
TOTAL 2793 35

Nutritional Information

Raw per 100g edible portion
Energy (kj) 407
Protein (g) 22
Carbohydrate (g) 0
Sugar (g) 0
Total Fat (g) 0.9
Saturated Fat (g) 0.2
Sodium (mg) 306