Florida Mini Lobster Season

Florida Keys Mini Lobster
Florida Keys Lobster Regulations:

Spiny Lobster Sport Season

Season dates  
July 25 - 26 2018 (Last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year)

Bag limit  
6 per person per day for Monroe County and Biscayne National 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

*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
Aug. 6 - March 31  
Bag limit - 6 per person per day
Possession limit - on the water - Equal to the daily bag limit
Minimum size limit - Carapace larger than 3", measured in the water

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



***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.