California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Invertebrates of Interest: California Spiny Lobster

CA spiny lobster ventures from its den. CDFW photo by Derek Stein.

CA spiny lobster ventures from its den. CDFW photo by Derek Stein.

Return your lobster report cards by April 30 following the season closure to:

CDFW
Lobster Report Card
3883 Ruffin Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123

You can also submit harvest data online.

 
California's coastal waters are home to a multitude of invertebrates (species lacking a bony skeleton). A small fraction of these, including California spiny lobster, are actually targeted by California's recreational and commercial fisheries. In the following links, visitors can learn more about spiny lobster identification, biology, habitat, geographic range, fishing methods, and more.