Key West Mini Lobster Season 2020
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Key West Mini Lobster Season 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 Midnight – Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:00 Midnight EST

South Florida, Florida Keys, and Key West

Key West, FL 33040

Every July the coastal areas of Florida are flooded with lobster hunters trying to get their share of this year’s bounty when the offical mini lobster season kicks off. There are two Florida Lobster Seasons, the 2 day mini season and the 8 month regular lobster season. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This year the mini season falls on July 29th and 30th. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday.

The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31

Recreational Regulations. Required licenses include the recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit, unless exempt. There is a bag limit of six lobsters per person per day (in and off the water). … A measuring device or gauge is required at all times, and the lobster must be measured in the water.

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