South Coast Lobster Tail

R 165,00R 329,00

Succulent, tender and delicious when cooked. Our cold water, South coast spiny lobster is known to be the sustainable alternative to almost extinct west coast spiny lobsters. Order a single tail portion, delivered directly to your door!

  • Please note: You will receive one tail.
  • Vaccum packed
  • Sustainable choice
  • Blast-frozen

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Cooking

Steaming and boiling are the two most common ways to cook lobster, but grilling is also a great way to cook the tail meat. 

When cooking lobster, you want the centre of the meat to still be slightly opaque and underdone. Avoid using lavish sauces and stay away from being too heavy-handed on the garlic, lemon and chilli as the meat should truly shine.

Sustainability

The South Coast rock lobster. Otherwise known as the Southern spiny lobster, they live at greater depths than their relatives the West Coast Rock Lobster. Commonly found at depths of between 55m and 360m, these deep-sea crustaceans occur from Cape Town to East London as well as off the coasts of Madagascar. They feed predominantly on mussels but are also scavengers. Due to the deep-sea nature of their habitat, the South Coast rock lobster is caught using baited traps lowered using long ropes. 

Harvesting of the species is capital intensive as large vessels are needed to access the richest fishing grounds. This means that harvesting of the South Coast rock lobster is limited to the commercial sector, with minimal poaching taking place. 

 An effective and well-researched total allowable catch was implemented in 1984 limiting the number of individuals caught. In addition, foreign vessels were banned as well as the harvesting of egg-bearing females. In 2000 further regulations were put in place to limit the number of days a vessel could spend at sea harvesting the South Coast rock lobster. Scientists also often spend time on the fishing vessels observing catches and ensuring compliance with the regulations. Furthermore, when the vessels offload their catches, a compliance officer is required to count and weigh the catch. These measures allowed for excessive exploitation of the species to be avoided and prevented the population from crashing. 

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature the population of the South Coast rock lobster is increasing. Management of the species aims to increase the weight of mature adults by 20% in the next 20 years. 

Delivery Info

We delivery in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria. Delivery times, dates and prices vary from location. Please look at the delivery info page for a more detailed breakdown on these topics.

Your product will delivered in a polystyrene cooler box, which is use commonly in the seafood industry to maintain temperature and more importantly quality. This helps ensure a seamless, cold-chain delivery process.

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Caught Online South Coast Lobster Tail Review
21/09/2021
I recommend this product

Excellent

Brilliant service from caught online. Package was delivered to my door within two days in quality cooler packaging. I decided to boil the lobster in lemon butter garlic and it came out just perfectly. It was a really good size lobster tail. Lots of tender succulent tasty meat. Will definitely buy this item again.

MB
Marco B.
ZA ZA
24/06/2022

Great service, fresh everytime!

Great taste, leaves u wanting more, if only they were sold with the heads. It would make for an impressive dinner date.

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Timothy C.
ZA ZA
10/06/2022
I recommend this product

I did like the Lobster Tail

Unfortunately, they have charged me the amount of Rand 780 twice, once on May 19 via Yoco although I have not given them authorization and then again because I have EFT the amount on May 21. To clarify this vexed issue, please bring me the same again.

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Margrith B.
ZA ZA
12/09/2021
I recommend this product

Lobster

Fantastic! Fresh and delicious!

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Chantal H.
ZA ZA
24/07/2021
I recommend this product

Great tasting lobster tails

Lobster tails looked small in their packaging. They boiled up beautifully: firm white flesh, succulent, crunchy, full of taste, a tail per person was a good sized serving. Definitely on future shopping list.

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Mymie V.
ZA ZA