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Sunday, June 15, 2014, marked the first day of Lobster Season in Belize and the images from lobster fishermen and those enjoying lobster dishes just a few hours into the season started appearing across the various social media platforms.

Those along the cayes of Belize are the first to enjoy the succulent and sweet spiny lobster on the very first day of the season. Many cannot wait any longer to dig into their favorite lobster dish. Even San Pedro’s Lobster Festival kicked off a day before the season opened with a ceremony and dinner specials at El Divino restaurant; but unfortunately no lobster on the menu.

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

Lobster Crawl event at Caribbean Villas

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But the Lobster Crawl commenced the very next day, on Sunday, June 15, with eager residents flocking to Caribbean Villas and Pirate’s Treasure, the very first two venues on the Lobster Crawl event to enjoy great specials on lobster dishes and much entertainment. Lobster Festival and Crawl event continue during this week culminating on the big Lobster Fest Block Party on Saturday, June 21. Click here for full list of businesses hosting Lobster Crawl specials.

So here are a few images of the very first lobster catches of the season and some Belizeans who could not wait another day to enjoy their very first lobster dish! Lobster Season runs until February 14.

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

Lobster fisherment boast their catch on the first day of the season

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

Chef Jennie Staines goes to the docks to personally select her lobsters to prepare at Elvi's Kitchen

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

Claudia Miranda heads to the beach to get some fresh lobster

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

Amber Edwards boasts lobster tacos prepared just for her by Chef Jennie Staines of Elvi's Kitchen

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

News anchor for Channel 7 News in Belize City, Indira Craig, boasts her grilled lobster she indulged while in Caye Caulker over the weekend

Islanders Enjoy First Batch of Lobsters of the Season

Samanthe Cobb says on her Facebook Post: "First day of Lobster season! This little guy came from straight off our pier just a few hours prior. Yum!"

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