One site had this to say about lobster farming:
"Is it possible to raise lobsters on a commercial basis? Not yet, but research is underway to develop rearing techniques and to assess the economic feasibility of rearing the American lobster commercially. In the opinion of many scientists working with the American lobster, commercial aquaculture can be achieved in the near future with a sufficient level of effort. Future projections for the culture of the spiny lobster are not, however, optimistic. Unlike the American lobster which has a relatively short larval life (several weeks), the spiny lobster has a larval life of about six or seven months. The technical difficulties presented by the fragile, demanding requirements of the early life stages discount the use of traditional hatchery methods with any degree of success or practicality."Of course, the permit issued here conveniently skips that difficult stage of larval life, allowing the capture of juvenile lobster. (That process should be really interesting considering the DOE has already been told to stop sticking their nose into the environment where it obviously doesn't belong. ) The "lobster farming" discussed seems more like lobster fattening than farming. It would seem this lobster story is a developing one - the story is like an iceberg. We have only seen the tip.
Environmental Impact Assessments - Anyone want to take bets on how many
are written in the next few months? How about how many are waived? How
many think the educational benefits of Cangrejo Caye are so great they
will outweigh the need for any environmental report?