The Southern Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) is wild caught from the Southern Ocean, off the coast of South Australia. The species prefer to live in a variety of reef habitats ranging from shallow rock pools to the Australian Continental Shelf at 275 metres.

The Southern Rock Lobster has a superb taste and texture due to the nutrient-rich, cold, pristine waters of the Southern Ocean. The slow-growing lobster species has a sweet, delicate but firm white flesh, which makes it perfect for sashimi.

Ocean to plate

The Australian Southern Rock Lobster Industry exports approximately 4,000 tonnes of product annually via air freight to many destinations around the world. Ferguson Australia Group owns 7 boats.

Once unloaded from the fishing vessels the live lobsters are placed into refrigerated sea-water held at 10-12°C, slowing the metabolism and prevents stress of the lobster. When exported the live lobster are packed with insulation and ice-packs into polystyrene boxes sealed with tape. When they land into their destination, the importer re-tanks the live lobster back into refrigerated saltwater.

Ferguson Southern Rock Lobster products include; live lobster, cooked/raw whole lobster and raw tails.


Live, Cooked, Raw whole Lobster:

Grade Weight range
A 0.45kg – 0.6kg
B 0.6kg – 0.8kg
C 0.8kg – 1.0kg
D 1.0kg – 1.5kg
E- 1.5kg – 2.0kg
E+      2.0kg – 2.5kg
F 2.5kg – 3.0kg
G 3.0kg +
0.8kg – 1.0kg
1.0kg – 1.5kg
1.5kg – 2.0kg

Frozen raw Lobster Tails:

Grade Weight range
B 172g – 228g
C 229g – 284g
D 285g – 341g
E1 342g – 398g
E2 399g – 455g
E3      456g – 512g
E4 513g – 569g
E5 570g – 625g
E6 626g+