The Limestone Coast of South Australia (that’s where we live!) is famed for its Lobsters. In fact, there’s a whopper of one located at Kingston, a place up the road a bit from where we live. The Big Lobster is 17 metres high, 15.2 metres long and is 13.7 metres wide, with an approximate weight of 4 tonnes. Now that’s a big crustacean in anyone’s book! Lucky for us it doesn’t move……
Southend is a little fishing and holiday village along the coast; in fact it was the first seaport in the region, and it has the first jetty that I’ve been on that isn’t straight! How weird is that!
But right down the far end, we found something going on that warranted closer inspection………and what unfolded is a fishy story…..
But the men had other plans…
The fish are caught elsewhere, frozen, and then sent to the places where the lobster pots are, and used for baiting them.
The lobster fishing season only lasts a few months. Once the quota on each license has been reached, that’s it for the year. Some fishermen go traveling then, others may pick up work elsewhere, some just drink away their wages…..
They get well paid for their work, which I am sure is hard and dirty at times. Current price on a lobster is $A75 a kilo.
No wonder Enivea doesn’t buy it for me to nibble on…..guess I’ll have to make do with catching yabbies in the creek.