And runs until Thursday July 28 at 11:59 PM. This “Mini Season” was set aside years ago as a time where recreational lobster hunters, divers, snorklers and bully netters could pursue “Bugs” as locals refer to them with no conflict with commercial lobstermen as they set out and retrieve their traps on opening day of the regular harvest season.
As the Florida Keys have become more and more popular as a lobstering Meca so to speak the rules and regulations set by local governents and the FWC, also known as the Marine Patrol, have become complicated and harder to follow. Check out local dive centers, tackle centers and marinas for flyers for all of the 2011 Lobster Harvesting regulations for Monroe County. You can also go to these web sites for more info. http://FloridaLobstering.com this general site has lobster info for the recreational harvester.
For rules and regulations go here http://myfwc.com/fishing/salwater/regulations/lobster/
For Information about Accommodations, Fishing Charters, boat rentals
Call the Upper Florida Keys Hotline at 1-305-394-7299
Lower Keys and Key West hotline is 1-305-292-7202
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