Lobster (Panulirus sp.) locally known as banagan, is an expensive priced marine crustacean both in local and international markets. It is caught using bottom gill nets and the availability of stocks is dependent on a day’s catch.
Lobster farming is a lucrative and viable livelihood , especially for coastal residents.
There are three species of lobsters: tiger lobster (Panulirus ornatus) which is distinguished by its spotted legs; Bamboo lobster (Panulirius versicolor) which has striped legs that resemeble that of a bamboo trunk; and Adik-adik lobster (Panulirus edulis) which is identified by its reddish back.