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Recreational and Commercial Spiny Lobster Season Opens Saturday

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FWC Officer Bobby Dube; The 2022 recreational and commercial spiny lobster season starts Saturday August 6 and runs through Friday March 31, 2023.

Florida - Thursday August 4, 2022: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission )FWC) has announced that the recreational and commercial spiny lobster season will open this Saturday, August 6th. The season runs through Friday March 31, 2023.

Learn more about bag limits, size limits, where to harvest, and other regulations at: MyFWC.com/Marine.

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If you plan to lobster in the Keys, another great resource is the Monroe County Tourist Development Council website KeysLobsterSeason.com.

Don’t forget to get your license and spiny lobster permit at: https://gooutdoorsflorida.com/

Video: https://youtu.be/7NKo2w4orsE or https://vimeo.com/575519105

If you’re looking for an app that lists up-to-date Florida saltwater fishing regulations, you can find them on the Fish Rules app. Learn more at FishRulesApp.com or follow Fish Rules on social at Instagram.com/FishRulesApp or Facebook.com/FishRulesApp.

Be safe when diving for lobster. Wear a life jacket when underway and do not drink and boat. When lobstering in open water, divers should stay within 300 feet of a properly displayed divers-down flag or device and within 100 feet of a properly displayed divers-down flag or device if near an inlet or navigation channel. Boat operators traveling within 300 feet of a divers-down flag or device in open water or within 100 feet of one on an inlet or navigational channel must slow to idle speed. For more information, visit MyFWC.com/Boating, click on “Regulations” and then the “Divers-down Warning Devices” tab.

For more information, visit MyFWC.com/Boating, click on “Regulations” and then the “Divers-down Warning Devices” tab.