Every summer in July, locals and visitors alike flood the waters of south Florida for the opening of Lobster Mini Season. The lobster mini season always falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 29th and 30th.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Commission regulates the season and the rules must be followed (but fun and getting lots of tasty lobster is encouraged)!
The rules for the 2015 Lobster Mini Season are as follows:
-Bag Limit: 6 lobsters per person, per day for Monroe County and Biscayne Park. 12 per person, per day for the rest of Florida.
-Possession Limit on the Water: Equal to the daily bag limit.
-Possession Limit off the Water: Equal to the daily bag limit on the first day, and double the daily bag limit on the second day.
-Minimum Size Limit: Carapace larger than 3", measured in the water. Possession and use of a measuring device is required at all times. To learn how to measure spiny lobster click here.
Lionfish Bonus this year! Please click on the following link to learn about this year’s Bonus for Lionfish. Enjoy this fun and true Floridian Holiday, to mark an end to an amazing summer!