Florida Mini Lobster Season

Florida Keys Mini Lobster
Florida Keys Lobster Regulations:

Spiny Lobster Sport Season

Season dates Bag limit Possession limit - on the water Possession limit - off the water Minimum size limit 
 
July 27-28, 2016 (Last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year)

6 per person per day for Monroe County and Biscayne National Park

12 per person per day for the rest of Florida


Equal to the daily bag limit Equal to the daily bag limit on the first day, and double the daily bag limit on the second day

Carapace larger than 3", measured in the water

Possession and use of a measuring device is required at all times

Find out how to measure spiny lobster

*Possession limits are enforced on and off the water

**Night diving is prohibited in Monroe County (only during the sport season)

***Harvest of lobster is prohibited in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park during the sport season and in Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and in the Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary during both the 2-day sport season and regular season.

 
Regular Spiny Lobster Season

Season dates Bag limit  Possession limit - on the water Minimum size limit
Aug. 6 - March 31 6 per person per day Equal to the daily bag limit  

Carapace larger than 3", measured in the water

Possession and use of a measuring device is required at all times

Find out how to measure spiny lobster


***Harvest of lobster is prohibited in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park during the sport season and in Everglades National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and in the Biscayne Bay/Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary during both the 2-day sport season and regular season.