Local divers prepare to get spiny during lobster mini season

Each and every July,  the waters off the Palm Beaches are virtually crawling with eager wannabe lobster hunters trying to get their share of this year’s bounty as the official mini lobster season kicks off.

Barbara Highland-Lee_West Boca Medical_HeadshotThere are two official 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, which falls on July 27th and 28th in 2016, and runs from 12:01 am on Wednesday until 12:00 midnight on Thursday.  The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31.

Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife, and happy hunting!