Want to catch lobster in the Florida Keys?
Please take a moment to read the regulations.
Florida Keys Lobster Regulations:
Spiny Lobster Sport Season- Mini Lobster
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.